Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Arthritis information from Dr. Betty Kaman

Millions of Americans are physically derailed by arthritis, America's No 1 crippling disease. According to the Arthritis National Research Foundation, arthritis:
  • is progressive
  • erodes the physical endurance and pain tolerance of its sufferers
  • claims a new victim every thirty-three seconds
Imagine! Every thirty-three seconds!
Even more tragic, juvenile arthritis affects an estimated 285,000 children in the United States. For many, it begins when they are very young and follows them like a bad dream into adulthood.
In 2020, an estimated 18.2 percent of the population will suffer from arthritis, up 15 percent since 1995, as reported in Arthritis and Rheumatism. And if you thinkl arthritis is a disease of the elderly, you are mistaken. More than half of arthritis patients are under 65. Like so many other degenerative diseases of our time, the affliction is taking hold at earlier and earlier ages.

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