Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Multiple joints are usually inflamed in symmetrical pattern andrepparttar joints of both hands and wrists are often affected. Simple tasks such as turningrepparttar 150010 door knob and openingrepparttar 150011 jars can be painful. Rheumatoid arthritis can also affectrepparttar 150012 joint responsible forrepparttar 150013 tightening of vocal cords to changerepparttar 150014 tone ofrepparttar 150015 voice although rarely. But when this happens, it can cause hoarseness ofrepparttar 150016 voice.

As mentioned before, rheumatoid arthritis is a systematic disease which can affect organs and areas ofrepparttar 150017 body other thanrepparttar 150018 joints. Sjorgen's syndrome isrepparttar 150019 inflammation ofrepparttar 150020 glands ofrepparttar 150021 eyes and mouth which causes dryness. Rheumatoid inflammation ofrepparttar 150022 lung lining can cause chest pains becauserepparttar 150023 lung tissue itself is inflamed and nodules of inflammation also develop withinrepparttar 150024 lungs. Rheumatoid arthritis can also reducerepparttar 150025 number of red blood cells which can result to anemia and white blood cells which can result to increase risk of infections. A rare, serious complication of rheumatoid arthritis is blood vessel inflammation which can impair blood supply to tissues and lead to death of tissues.

A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in arthritis and other related diseases. The rheumatologist reviewsrepparttar 150026 history of symptoms, examinesrepparttar 150027 joints, andrepparttar 150028 other parts ofrepparttar 150029 body forrepparttar 150030 inflammation. The diagnosis is usually based onrepparttar 150031 pattern of symptoms,repparttar 150032 distribution ofrepparttar 150033 inflamed joints, andrepparttar 150034 blood and x-rays obtained.

Until now, there is no known cure for rheumatoid arthritis. Reducing joint inflammation and pain, maximizing joint function, and preventing joint destruction isrepparttar 150035 current goal in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Early medical intervention has been found to improve outcomes in treatment. Optimal treatment includes combination of medications, joint strengthening exercises, joint protection, and patient education. Treatment is customized according to many factors such as disease activity, types of joints involved, general health, age, and occupation. But treatment is most successful when there is close cooperation betweenrepparttar 150036 doctor andrepparttar 150037 patient.

Charlene J. Nuble 2005. For up to date links and information about arthritis, please go to: http://arthritis.besthealthlink.net/ or for updated links and information on all health related topics, go to: http://www.besthealthlink.net/

Weight Loss: Customize, Personalize, Spice Up!

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So spice up your own program of weight loss exercises by customizing it according to your our own weight loss needs. Variety is stillrepparttar spice of weight loss. You should’nt be satisfied just with poundingrepparttar 150009 pavement or sweating in a gym. Variety makes you learn how much you’re capable of. Play around, pick and choose, experiment with your own customized personal weight loss program.

Whatever weight loss exercises you choose fromrepparttar 150010 following, try to get your heart rate up to about 70 percent of your safe maximum. You can do that by using this formula: 220 minus your age equals your Maximum Safe Heart Rate. Keep it at this rate for a solid half-hour. Don’t go overrepparttar 150011 85 percent rate for more than a couple of minutes at a time. Of course, heart rate doesn’t figure into strength builders such as weigh lifting.

Note : The calories-burned figures that follow are for a 110-pounder. A 154-pounder should add on another 28 percent to that number, while a 198-pounder should add 55 percent.

Walking : Calories burned at 2 mph is 145 per hour; 3 mph is 235 per hour; at 5 mph is 435 per hour.

Jogging : Calories burned at 5mph is 530 per hour which is roughly about a 12-minute mile.

Jumping Rope : Calories burned is 600 calories per hour.

Swimming : At 30 yards per minute (about one lap of an Olympic-size pool), calories burned is 330 per hour.

Water-walking : Calories burned is 360 per hour in a fast game.

Bicycling : Calories burned at 10 mph is 390 per hour.

Aerobic Dancing : For low impact, calories burned is 240 per hour and for moderate impact, 350 per hour.

Square Dancing : Calories burned is 350 and up – way up! – per hour.

Table Tennis : Calories burned is 450 hour.

Rowing : Calories burned is 600 per hour.

Cross-country skiing : Calories burned at 10 mph is 600 per hour.

Weight Lifting : Calories burned is 250 per hour.

Martial Arts : Calories burned is 620 per hour.

You really won’t know what you like unless you try it. And if you haven’t tried it don’t knock it. Try mixing gardening with walking, housework with rowing, bicycling with weight lifting, dancing with martial arts, table-tennis with cross-country skiing, outdoors with indoors, team sports with solitary sports. Without variety, humans get bored and stale. They stop reaching. Boredom makes human beings quit.

Charlene J. Nuble 2005. For updated links and information about weight loss, please go to: http://weight-loss.besthealthlink.net/ or for updated links and information on all health related topics, go to: http://www.besthealthlink.net/

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