Arthritis – Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Author: Satish Yadav

Arthritis (‘earth’ meaning joint, ‘itis’ meaning inflammation) isn’t a one-note story or even a few variations on a single theme; it actually consists of more than 100 different conditions. These can be anything from relatively mild forms of tendinitis (as in ‘tennis elbow’) and bursitis to crippling systemic forms, such as rheumatoid arthritis. There are pain syndromes like fibromyalgia and arthritis-related disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, that involve every part of the body.
The main types of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Cartilage (connective tissue) between the bones gradually wastes away (degenerates), and this can lead to painful rubbing of bone on bone in the joints. It may also cause to joints fall out of their natural positions (misalignment). The most frequently affected joints are in the hands, spine, knees and hips.
Rheumatoid arthritis
Also known as inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is a more severe, but less common condition. The body’s immune system attacks and destroys the joint, causing pain and swelling. It can lead to reduction of movement, and the breakdown of bone and cartilage.
Arthritis Causes and Symptoms
Cartilage becomes more brittle with age and has less of a capacity to repair itself. As people grow older they are more likely to develop arthritis.
Because joint damage is partly dependent on the load the joint has to support, excess body weight can lead to arthritis. This is especially true of the hips and knees that can be worn quickly in heavier patients.
Occupational Hazards
Workers in some specific occupations seem to have a higher risk of developing arthritis than other jobs. These are primarily high demand jobs such as assembly line workers and heavy construction.
Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited function of joints. Inflammation of the joints from arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth. Tenderness of the inflamed joint can be present.
Many of the forms of arthritis, because they are rheumatic diseases, can cause symptoms affecting various organs of the body that do not directly involve the joints. Therefore, symptoms in some patients with certain forms of arthritis can also include fever, gland swelling, weight loss, fatigue, feeling unwell, and even symptoms from abnormalities of organs such as the lungs, heart, or kidneys.
Arthritis Treatment
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Homeopathic treatment. This form of medicine relies on your bodys own ability, through diet and exercise changes to heal itself. Many of the processed foods consumed today, are lacking a necessary element: antioxidants. These antioxidants have for many years worked with our bodies to provide natural flushing of harmful toxins from our bodies. A lack of antioxidant intake, along with increased exposure to physical and mental stress has increased our susceptibility to diseases such as arthritis.
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8 thoughts on “Symptoms Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  1. Tiffany

    Can Systemic lupus erythematosus appear in teens?
    im 13, and i have some odd things going on with my body. I sometimes get a burning, tingling sensation in my arm and legs, my face gets hot easy, i get really light head and have rainbow flashes in my eyes, and feel my pulse in parts of my body (as a heavy, uncomfortable beating). i look up my “symptoms” and lupus came up. im scared i have it. could lupus appear in teens? if not then what could i have?
    Well, i probably should have mentioned i have depression and severe anxiety, but the flashes in my eyes im still worried about. Maybe low blood pressure?

    1. mgunnycappo

      Yes, lupus is often diagnosed in teenagers. My wife was diagnosed at age 15 and my daughter was diagnosed at 13. However, they actually exhibited signs of Lupus whereas the signs/symptoms you are talking about really aren’t specific to Lupus. You need a complete evaluation by a doctor.

  2. Song_bird

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    My symptoms are: Extremely painful to walk, rashes, blood in urine, Anemia (had to get iron infusions), headaches, extreme fatigue, ect. I seen a doctor who did some x-rays, blood work & a physical exam. She recently called me & told me from my lab results came back & said i have either Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or Rheumatoid Arthritis. She said my blood work showed alot of abnormalities & even infection. She wanted me to start on a steroid right away. She put me on (10 mg pills of Prednisone) for 10 days until my follow up with a Rheumatologist. Okay my question: What is Lupus & Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Are these 2 illnesses simular? She will be calling me back within 5 days with the other test results. Has anyone personally experienced this? She said my illness is treatable but not cureable. I’m still pretty young & this is a shock to me & i’m having a hard time dealing with not knowing what i’m dealing with i guess my new doctor will be able to answer alot of questions later.
    Thanks for the advice i will go look there.

  3. mrs.sexyone

    what is lupus?
    Defining Lupus

    A chronic, inflammatory, connective tissue disease that can affect the joints and many organs, including the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, and nervous system. It can cause many different symptoms; however, not everyone with lupus has all of the symptoms. Also called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE

    1. christibro40

      I think you answered your own question. I have Lupus and have had it for a long time. The only thing you didnt put is that it is an autoimmune disease where our own cells attack each other because they become hyperactive, and do not know they are attacking their own healthy cells. So Dr’s use immunosuppresents, chemotherapy, and prednisone, to suppress the immune system, in hopes of quieting a flare or pushing it down into remmison,

  4. jaz mie

    what is SLE(Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)?
    please explain to me SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) more, so i can fully understand the illness.
    i want to know about the possibility of death on teenagers who suffer SLE.
    are there teenagers who’re aware of their illness and can already predict when they’ll pass away?
    are there cases like this?
    who are the persons who’re usually having SLE?
    what are the causes?symptoms?treatments?
    do they have medications?


  5. chen wei neng

    Does highly elevated antinuclear antibody result to Systemic lupus erythematosus?
    I am now 50 years old woman. I had migrant since 18 years old, I‘ve been eating carfergot for 15 years. But now I am eating intera propranalol (20mg everyday) and the migrant is now well controlled.

    But recently I was detected to have elevated Antinuclear antibody, which is still positive after 1280 titre (normal range is below 80). And the pattern is speckled. With also elevated double stranded DNA antibodies (1.18 titre). My doctor said I have Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). But I don’t have any symptoms at all. Now the doctorask me to eat an antimalarial drug called “plaquenil”, 200mg a day. I also have a positive RNP. I have elevated ESR for years. Slightly lower Red cell count, slightly elevated lymphocytes. And normal complement 3 and 4.

    Do I really have SLE? I don’t feel unwell. Should I really eat plaquenil? I haerd it have side effect on eyes but it made me a little bit head ache.

    2 years ago I’ve had an MRI and showed that there was a very small lesion (white point). The comment was “Right occipital subcortical white matter subacute demyelination/ ischaemic change, which could be related to vasospam/vasculitis. Clinical correlation is essential.” I wonder doesit have to do with SLE?

    1. Michael Jacksons Glove

      those blood tests make it seem like you have SLE. elevated double stranded DNA antibodies mean you can have active lupus, which is slowly damaging your kidneys even though you don’t feel it.

      plaquenil is an anti-malaria medicine, but it also has other effects. in the case of lupus, it acts as an anti inflammatory. patients with lupus who take antimalarial pills live longer. if your doctor recommends it, you should probably take it.

      the white point that the MRI shows is a small area of brain damage–too small to have any effect on your health, apparently–and it could be due to the lupus inflaming the blood vessel in your brain. vasculitis means inflammation of a blood vessel, and it can be caused by lupus.

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