11 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Arthritis

  1. An estimated 52.5 million adults in the United States report being told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis. (CDC)
  2. Arthritis affects women more than men.
  3. Arthritis may be the oldest disease known to man, dating back as far as 4500 BC. (NewsMedical)
  4. There are over a hundred different types of arthritis.
  5. Although the risk of developing arthritis increases with age, nearly two-thirds of people with arthritis are younger than 65, according to the CDC. (CDC)
  6. Injured joints are more likely to be affected by arthritis.
  7. Arthritis is one of the leading causes of work disability. (CDC)
  8. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and affects more than 27 million people
  9. Vitamin D may lower your risk of rheumatoid arthritis. (WebMD) In fact, studies show the farther you live from the equator, the higher your risk of arthritis. (CureConnect)
  10. Rheumatoid arthritis often goes into remission during pregnancy.
  11. Weight loss as little as 11 pounds reduces the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis in women by 50%. (HopkinsArthritis

posted 05/01/2017 in Blog

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