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Smoking Osteoporosis Make Develop Arthritis
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Osteoporosis.?: Yes on that, but maybe on the arthritis, since estrogen levels drop and many women develop male dominant spondylitis at middle age. I did notice you take tamoxifen. Evista (raloxifene) would be better for bones and equally effective in breast ca prevention, although not fda approved! ...Read more
Can you tell me how can common disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis etc affect our mobility and locomotion?
I know that smoking is a strong risk factor for osteoporosis. Does smoking also make me more likely to develop arthritis?
Yes it can: Smoking in a genetically susceptible person can cause rheumatoid arthritis. Smoking has also be associated with arthritis of the spine smoking can also cause a variety of health problems including heart disease, lung disease and cancer. Why do you smoke? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
depends: Not sure what you mean by arthritis osteoporosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment with steroids decreases bone density and strength (osteoporosis) and increases risk of fractures. Being elderly, having low sodium, family history of hip fracture and excessive alcohol intake also increase risk of osteoporosis and broken bones. ...Read more
Can severe osteoporosis and arthritis come from the same root cause or are they both independent of each other?
Weight bearing activ: Weight bearing activity is advisable and could include walking or water aerobics. ...Read more
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
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