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Hormones and Genetics Put Women at Greater Risk for Arthritis

2016-08-02T14:15:33+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] In 2014, 26.5 percent of women reported having doctor-diagnosed arthritis, compared with 20.5 percent of men, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention behavioral risk survey. Many women don’t realize they are at a higher risk than their male peers, said Dr. Abhijeet Danve, a rheumatologist and faculty member in Yale School of Medicine’s rheumatology division. “Of all the patients with arthritis, almost 60 percent of them are women,” he said. Several factors likely make women more susceptible than men: biological traits, genetics and hormones, Danve [...]

Hormones and Genetics Put Women at Greater Risk for Arthritis 2016-08-02T14:15:33+00:00

7 Everyday Things that can Damage your Joints

2016-06-13T09:14:49+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Sometimes life just happens. You fall over the dog, or a neighbour crashes into your parked car. Apart from getting rid of the dog and taking the bus, there isn’t a lot you can do to prevent certain things from happening. When it comes to your joints, there’s a great number of things you might be doing every day now that could affect you later in life. Nearly 3.2 million South Africans suffer from osteoarthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa. While the exact causes of rheumatoid arthritis are difficult [...]

7 Everyday Things that can Damage your Joints 2016-06-13T09:14:49+00:00