Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Your 20's-Interesting Combo

Unfortunately, rheumatoid arthritis is on the rise.  According to the Arthritis Foundation an estimated 1.3 million people in the United States suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.  Generally this disease effects women between the ages of 30 and 60.  But this disease also effects older teens and people in their 20's.  This disease is becoming more of a problem for young adults in their 20's today.  People at this age are at their prime of life and unfortunately rheumatoid arthritis can tremendously prohibit their everyday living, and thier quality of life.  Because this disease is painful and can effecct a person's quality of life, it is very important to gain a support system to assist you in living and coping with this disease.  The Arthritis Foundation is nationally renowned in supporting people with rheumatoid arthritis, and helping them gain a better understanding of it.  The Arthritis Foundation offers special events like the annual nationwide Arthritis Walk to raise awareness.  They also offer programs for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, such as, the Arthritis Foundation's Improvement Series.  These programs help people regain mobility, and reduce pain and stiffness.  Rheumatoid Arthritis is a unfortunate and painful disease, but with the proper support and understanding of the illness, a person can live a full and rich life.  For all this information, and much more visit

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