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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 02:28
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in adults. It is the leading cause of physician visits among people above 65 years of age. In the Philippines, there are 11 million people affected by this disease. How much do you know about this disabling disease?

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"THE DEBILITATING, agonizing pain of arthritis and rheumatism is such that sufferers sometimes prefer death over a lifetime of torment. Coupled with this is the disturbing trend that the number of arthritis and soft tissue rheumatism sufferers is predicted to increase, and experts are warning Filipinos to take a closer look at themselves and examine their risks of developing the disease......There are a hundred types of arthritis, and its onset can be due to heredity, trauma, weight, abnormal antibodies that attack the joints, medicines or an infection....high alcohol intake, food binges and a poor diet can precipitate gout (also called metabolic arthritis). Gouty arthritis can lead to kidney failure. A rheumatoid arthritis sufferer’s life span is shortened by at least five years. " by Ms. Tessa Salazar of Inquirer

"Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is also known as osteoarthrosis, hypertrdegenerative joint disease, ophic arthritis. It results from the ‘wear and tear’of the cartilage that may be secondary to trauma, infection, and joint malalignment." Dr. Jose Fernando Syquia, President of AOJR and Joint Replacement Specialist

AOJR wants to talk to you and your community about arthritis. Be informed and join us in  promoting awareness about the social, emotional and health impact of arthritis as well as its evidence based treatments.

Help us improve lives by creating awareness. Join our Arthritis Awareness Campaign.

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This 2015 AOJR wants to talk to you and your community about arthritis. Take part and join us in  promoting awareness about the social, emotional and health impact of arthritis as well as its evidence based treatments. Help us improve lives by creating awareness. You can contact us by calling 710-8292 or email us at jointspecialists@aojr.ph 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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