Arthritis is one disease that is commonly seen among people these days. A lot of people are suffering from this ailment. While some of them are aware about their disease, there are still many who would perhaps be unaware about their ailment. It is essential to know about a disease before it’s too late.
What is arthritis?
Look at the word like this: arth+itis! ‘Arth’ means joints and ‘itis’ means inflammation. Therefore the word arthritis means excessive pain in joints leading to complete loss of movement. Arthritisis a chronic disease and can be dangerous too, if not treated on time. Usually, it can last lifelong as well. This disease is bound to affect your daily life since it causes loss of movement of those joints which you use for everyday task.
This disease is not age specific and even the children can suffer from arthritis pain. It usually causes swelling, pain, loss of movement and redness in the joints. There are a lot of kinds of arthritis, infact 100!
Symptoms of arthritis
As mentioned above, arthritis is of 100 types but there are some common symptoms that can be seen among patients. These symptoms are:
- Joint stiffness
- Loss of joint movement
- Feeling of being unwell
- Fever, in certain cases
- Weight loss
- In certain cases, abnormalities in kidneys, lungs and heart
These symptoms are applicable to different forms of arthritis and therefore while certain patients experience some of them, others would experience different symptoms of arthritis too. There can be more than one reasons of development of arthritis and this can also include hereditary conditions, injury or overactive immune system.
It is important for you to be aware about these signs and symptoms of arthritis so that if you feel any issue with your health, you can immediately consult your doctor.