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How do I prevent having athritis later in life like my grandma?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Exercise avoid injur

You are genetically at higher risk for arthritis if your parents or their parents have it.
There have been several genes isolated now coding for arthritis. You can't change your genes yet, but, you can keep your weight down, avoid knee injuries, keep your muscles toned with regular exercise, & proper nutrition and water intake are key for all cells.

In brief: Exercise avoid injur

You are genetically at higher risk for arthritis if your parents or their parents have it.
There have been several genes isolated now coding for arthritis. You can't change your genes yet, but, you can keep your weight down, avoid knee injuries, keep your muscles toned with regular exercise, & proper nutrition and water intake are key for all cells.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Randy Hauck
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Cannot

Your grandma probably had degenerative arthritis which is genetic.
You may not get it because it is not passed on to everyone. But you may and there is no way to prevent it that we know of.

In brief: Cannot

Your grandma probably had degenerative arthritis which is genetic.
You may not get it because it is not passed on to everyone. But you may and there is no way to prevent it that we know of.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Dr. Randy Hauck
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