Arthritis

Senior Health - Period 3 - Joe Dzurnak

INTRODUCTION

My project is on Arthritis. This project will cover symptoms, risk factors , different types of Arthritis and treatment options.

DEFINITION AND MOST COMMON TYPES OF ARTHRITIS

Arthritis - Inflammation of one or more of your joints.


MOST COMMON TYPES OF ARTHRITIS


Osteoarthritis - Results from wear and tear damage.

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Body's immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule.

SYMPTOMS OF ARTHRITIS:

- Swelling

- Pain

- Decrease in Range of Motion

- Stiffness

- Redness

RISK FACTORS/COMPLICATIONS

  • Family History
  • Age
  • Sex - Women are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Previous Joint Injury
  • Obesity


COMPLICATIONS: Makes it difficult to perform daily tasks

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Natural Arthritis Treatments -



  • Supplements and Herbs for Arthritis
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Other Natural Therapies - Hot and cold treatments, electrical stimulation, etc.



Joint Surgery

  • See photo below THE PHOTO SHOWS THE EFFECTED PART BEING REPLACED.


Arthritis Medication


Types Include:


Analgesics - Examples are acetaminophen...the most common known is Tylenol.


Biologics - These medications are genetically engineered from a living organism, such as a protein, gene or virus to simulate the body’s natural response to disease and infection.


Corticosteroids - Medications that mimic the effects of the hormone cortisol.



DMARDS - This is an acronym. These medications slow down or stop the inflammation process.



NSAIDS - These are drugs you can buy over the counter. You can buy these at any store unless they are prescription strength. Common examples are Advil or Motrin)

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Osteoarthritis

Natural Remedies

There are many different natural remedies that people believe are effective. The following video is an example of some of these natural remedies.
Aches & Pains - Osteoarthritis (Arthritis or Joint Pain) - Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies

SOURCES

Works Cited

"Aches & Pains - Osteoarthritis (Arthritis or Joint Pain) - Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

"Arthritis Medication." Arthritis Medication. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

"Joint+surgery - Google Search." Joint+surgery - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

"Osteoarthritis." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

"Osteoarthritis." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

"Treatment+options+for+arthritis - Google Search."Treatment+options+for+arthritis - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2016.