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Does Osteoarthritis Affects More Women than Men? Read On

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Osteoarthritis is more prevalent in women than with men, based on research. In the U.S., about 27 million people are afflicted with osteoarthritis, and roughly 60 percent of them are women. Read more …

Osteoarthritis is more prevalent in women than with men, based on research. In the U.S., about 27 million people are afflicted with osteoarthritis, and roughly 60 percent of them are women. Read more of Stryker hip replacement recall @ Strykerhipreplacementrecall.net

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  • 1. Does Osteoarthritis Affects More Women than Men? Read OnOsteoarthritis is more prevalent in women thanwith men, based on research. In the U.S., about 27million people are afflicted with osteoarthritis, androughly 60 percent of them are women. Jointsaffected by osteoarthritis also tend to vary bygender, says Alexander Shikhman, founder of theInstitute for Specialized Medicine in Del Mar,California, and medical director of RestorativeRemedies. Hip arthritis is more prevalent in men, onthe other hand, women are prone to have knee orhand osteoarthritis.Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints,and is the most common type of arthritis. Its effectsinclude pain, rigidity, and alter daily activities. The
  • 2. signs of osteoarthritis are distinct from each one ofus. Treatment of osteoarthritis consist of anti-inflammatory drugs, proper diet and physicalactivities, and if pain is just too much, a hipreplacement may be helpful. However,complications do occur with the hip implant devicesused. One example is the Stryker hip implant recall,which was preceded by complaints of inflammation,pain, and metal poisoning experienced by some ofthe patients. For a more extensive informationabout problems of hip implant devices, check outstrykerhipreplacementrecall.netHere are some reasons why these variances occur:BiologyWomen’s build are designed for childbirth, makingtheir tendon in the lower body suppler than withmen. “As a result, the joints probably move around
  • 3. a little more,” says Yusuf Yazici, MD, arheumatologist at New York University Hospital forJoint Diseases in New York. When the joints haveless constancy, they are more disposed to injury.GeneticsOsteoarthritis seems to be common among families,and it looks like it is inherited between women.“Women whose mothers developed osteoarthritiswill almost certainly find that they will have it in thesame joints at around the same age as she did”,Yazici says. Experts have learned that hand andknee osteoarthritis have precise genetic links.HormonesResearchers consider that female hormones havean influence on the cartilage that sits between thebones of the joints and cushions the bones toinhibit pain and let the joints to move about easily.
  • 4. However, postmenopausal women have lowerestrogen levels, making them a candidate to haveosteoarthritis besides being on a hormone-replacement therapy (HRT).ObesityFigures show that more women than men areobese, and obesity plays an important part inosteoarthritis. If you weigh too much, it will addburden the joints, leading to a faster wear and tearof the cartilage.Sources:arthritis.org/who-gets-osteoarthritis.phphealth.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/arthritis/osteoarthritis/osteoarthritis-typically-occur-women.htm