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Would losing weight affect my arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Reduces trauma

Decreases trauma while active and weight bearing to your joints, especially hips, knees, ankles, and feet. 2. Weight loss in the abdomen, straightens posture, and reduces stress on the facet joints of your back. 3, finally, you become a pro-active patient, one that does not just say, " dr. Give me a pill." this will spill over into other problems you may have, or may develop!

In brief: Reduces trauma

Decreases trauma while active and weight bearing to your joints, especially hips, knees, ankles, and feet. 2. Weight loss in the abdomen, straightens posture, and reduces stress on the facet joints of your back. 3, finally, you become a pro-active patient, one that does not just say, " dr. Give me a pill." this will spill over into other problems you may have, or may develop!
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Dr. Andras Perl
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ideal weight helps prevent the development and worsening of many forms of arthritis.

In brief: Yes

Ideal weight helps prevent the development and worsening of many forms of arthritis.
Dr. Andras Perl
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

If you are overweight, depending on the type of arthritis you have, losing weight is usually very beneficial.

In brief: Yes

If you are overweight, depending on the type of arthritis you have, losing weight is usually very beneficial.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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