Arthritis - Rheumatoid Arthritis Myths and Facts
MYTH: Arthritis affects only older people.
FACT: Arthritis affects any age, including children. There’s no question that the incidence of arthritis increases with age, but nearly three of every five sufferers are under age 65.
MYTH: Arthritis is just minor aches and pains.
FACT: Arthritis can be permanently debilitating.
MYTH: Arthritis cannot be treated.
FACT: FDA recently approved several new treatments for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The fact is, these myths keep people from seeking a doctor’s help against the number one cause of disability in the United States, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Arthritis disables more Americans than heart disease and stroke, and CDC says it’s what Americans don’t know about the disease that can hurt them.
People tend to ignore arthritis both as public and personal health problems because it doesn’t kill you. But what they don’t realize is that as Americans work and live longer, arthritis can affect their quality of life and eventually lead to disability. Arthritis already affects more than 42 million Americans in its chronic form, including 300,000 children.
By 2020, CDC estimates that 60 million people will be affected, and that more than 11 million will be disabled.
The Arthritis Foundation and the American College of Rheumatology agree that awareness, early diagnosis, and an aggressive treatment plan developed by a doctor are key to stopping arthritis from taking over your life. Johnnie has designed thousands of specialized programs specifically for people with Arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis conditions.
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