Tagged as Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an autoimmune arthritis, also often referred to as inflammatory arthritis, which affects over 8 million US residents and 125 million people across the globe. Symptoms can vary depending on the person, with a broad range of illnesses spanning from bothersome to debilitating. Though there are both similarities and differences, as a disease, PsA falls into the same category...
February 24, 2021
Bacteria influence our bodies in ways even experts struggle to understand. Invaders can ravage a system, some attacking with such speed and fury that they can overwhelm and kill their hosts despite all efforts to stop them. In some cases, the damage and waste products bacteria leave behind could be equally as devastating. Some bacteria might even contribute to many different autoimmune and neurodegenerative...
February 5, 2021
Ever hear that dry heat is good for us? Well, it turns out it’s not just an old wives’ tale. A hot, dry climate can alleviate the symptoms associated with a host of chronic health conditions, including lung issues, heart disease, arthritis and depression. How? The low humidity, low amount of precipitation and warmer temperatures when compared with other climates, is good for the mind and body. Let's...
February 11, 2020
Yeowch! It hurts to bend those fingers, that knee, or to get up from the couch these days. Could it be arthritis? And what does that even mean? There are so many types it's confusing. It's confusing because arthritis isn’t a single disease. In fact, it's -several different conditions- that cause pain and inflammation in the joints in different ways and for different reasons. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid...
January 21, 2020
For the first time, scientists have images of something that's heretofore only been known about in theory, and what seems like a tiny step to capture microscopic blood vessels may also be a giant leap in bone health research. A vascular system within the bones has long been theorized, but until recently, no one has found it. Using advanced imaging technology, scientists have finally uncovered a complex...
June 21, 2019
The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), affecting nearly 27 million Americans. It’s a degenerative joint disease which is characterized by a breakdown of cartilage, the tissue that envelops the end of our bones. Cartilage is responsible for allowing our bones to move smoothly. OA commonly affects the hips, hands, lower back, knees, and neck. Here are some tips on how we can ease the...
December 18, 2018