“Osteoporosis is my passion. It is important to know the facts about this common disease, which can affect the quality of life for so many individuals, particularly post menopausal females.”
This condition is not acutely life threatening but can lead to debilitating fractures of the hip and spine along with various complications. These fractures may result in long hospitalization and rehabilitation periods leading to decreased future ambulation. Complications from an osteoporotic fracture may significantly impact a person’s daily activities and quality of life.
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Prevention Month!!
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WHAT IS RHEUMATOLOGY?
A rheumatologist is a board certified internist, who is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of joints, muscles, and bone.
Arthritis is a chronic disease that can result in joint destruction, impaired mobility, and sometimes permanent disability.
Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body’s tissues are attacked by its own immune system and may result in arthritis with inflammation.
“There needs to be more focus on these disabling chronic diseases like Diabetes and Hypertension, which affect 2/3 of Americans under the age of 65. Since there are some types of arthritis that are highly correlated with heart disease and significant multisystem organ damage especially in women, there needs to be more public awareness and research for education and prevention strategies as well as innovative therapies.”
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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month!!
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