Posted by: wockhardthospitals | February 1, 2010

Understand Arthritis : Causes & Types of Arthritis

Causes Of Arthritis:

While the most common cause of arthritis is age, there are several factors that can contribute to you getting this painful illness. Past injuries, a depleting immune system, and lifestyle carelessness can bring it on too.
Besides, these factors, there are other conditions that could cause arthritis.

Here are few of them:

1.Gout. This causes crystal build-up in the joints, leading to arthritis. It usually affects the big toe.
2.Lupus. This weaken’s the body’s defense system and harms the joints, heart, skin, kidneys, and other organs.
3.Viral hepatitis. This leads to an infection of the liver, which can cause arthritis at a later stage.

Types of Arthriris:

Well, it may be arthritis. Arthritis causes pain and swelling in the joints. There are certain types of arthritis that can also affect other organs of
the body such as the eyes, skin,or chest. Broadly classified, arthritis is of two kinds:

1.Rheumatoid arthritis. It happens when your body’s defense system ceases to function properly. It affects joints, bones, organs, and limbs. This kind of arthritis may bring on a feeling of sickness or tiredness and sometimes even fever.

2.Osteoarthritis. The more common form of arthritis, it usually comes with age and most often affects the fingers, knees, and hips. It could also follow an injury to a joint which might have happened years earlier.

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