Psoriatic arthritis

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  • Essay On Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriatic arthritis treatment has the goal of reducing pain, decreasing swelling, helping keep joint mobility and preventing further joint damage. The decision on the type of treatment used is usually made by the doctor based on the type of psoriatic arthritis (PA), how severe the condition is and the individual's reaction to treatment. With appropriate early diagnosis and psoriatic arthritis treatment something can be done to slow down the disease and try to preserve the health of the joints. Severe forms of the disease may be characterized by an early young age onset, multiple joints being affected and the spine also involved. Adequate management of the skin part of the disease may be helpful in overall management of arthritis. There are some psoriatic arthritis treatments able to treat both psoriasis and the arthritis component. Mild PA is generally localized and will only be present in one to two joints. An individual may experience long time periods with no symptoms. This type of arthritis usually causes less deformity and long term disability. The individuals who have three or more affected joints may have a greater chance of joint destruction and disability. If this is not relieved by the normal PA treatment of anti-inflammatory drugs, stronger medication may be needed.…

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  • Essay On Therapeutic Arthritis

    Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriatic Arthritis affects as estimated 24 in 10,000 people worldwide. Each year people are diagnosed with different types of Psoriatic Arthritis. Psoriatic Arthritis is associated with higher levels of stress, anxiety, environment, lifestyle, and possibly gene traits or inheritance. Also, Psoriatic Arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, in this case…

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  • Tendonitis Research Paper

    inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are e thick cords that connect bones to muscles in the body. Causes of Tendonitis Tendonitis mostly results from repetitive minor impact on an area or sudden injury. Some of the activities known to cause tendonitis include raking, gardening, cleaning house, carpentry, throwing and pitching, skiing, golfing, playing tennis, painting, scrubbing, and shoveling among others. The wrong posture at home or work, or poor stretching before workouts or sports can…

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  • Meniscal Tears And Osteoarthritis: A Case Study

    Meniscal Tears and Osteoarthritis are major issues among people in the United States especially among the older demographic, usually right around the age of 45 and older. It is an issue that affects over a million US citizens, leaving many problems with pain in their legs especially around there knees. Many people who have osteoarthritis often suffer from Meniscal tears as well. With such pain among them, most people look for assistance from a doctor. With the assistance of a doctor, the patient…

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  • The Role Of Physical Activity And Arthritic Pain In Old Adults

    Physical Activity and Arthritic Pain in Old Adults Introduction Arthritis affects 20% of adult population in the United States and nearly 23 million people’s daily activities are limited by arthritis (CDC, 2014). Physical activity is associated with a decrease in pain and risk of comorbidities as well as improvements in physiological functioning and quality of life (1–2). However, that is not the case in many old adults with arthritis (3,4). Here, I am mainly focused on how physical…

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  • Write A Case Study Of The Big Toe By Anne Gout

    the last two days. In addition to this, she also stated that she has not sleep for the last two days. On examination her toe appears red and swollen and warm to touch. Also, during palpation throbbing pulsation can be felt. According to Annie she cannot bear weight on her right foot. According to past medical history Anne has been diagnosed with gout. Her LFT report is normal but uric acid level is high. Gout can be defined as a common form of inflammatory arthritis, a condition affecting the…

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  • Essay On Osteoarthritis

    includes the epidemiology of osteoarthritis (OA) and its biological changes, the health needs associated with osteoarthritis in the Waitemata district health board population, and a policy and service that is involved in reducing the health need. OA is one of the most common types of arthritis and is a degenerative joint disease. It is a leading cause of pain and disability problems for middle to elderly people (Hunter & Felson, 2006). The deterioration of the joint is caused by a process which…

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  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

    Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is an inflammation of the joints that is the result of the body’s own immune system attacking the joints (Peacock & Ostrov, 2000). Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (Brescia, 2012). There are seven major types of JRA, which are: systemic JIA; oligoarthritis; polyarticular arthritis, rheumatoid factor negative; polyarticular arthritis, rheumatoid factor positive; psoriatic arthritis; enthesitis-related…

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  • Essay On Fibromyalgia

    include: Fatigue Cognitive difficulties, which include impaired ability to focus on tasks and limited concentration Depression Headaches Cramps in the lower abdoment In order for a fibromyalgia diagnosis to be given, the pain must be widespread and last longer than three months and must be coupled with fatigue and cognitive difficulties. Fibromyalgia trigger points are a common symptom of the condition. The trigger points are normally the size of a penny and are commonly found on the chest,…

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  • Plaquenil Research Paper

    The medication Plaquenil has been prescribed for the treatment of various illnesses that include malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus. The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the side effects that can damage the visual system. Even though the side effects cover a broad range, the results on the illness that Plaquenil is prescribed for outweigh the side effects. The side effects will impact individuals in different ways, depending on the dosage and the length of time that…

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