May is Arthritis Awareness Month and HealthyAnswers.com Relates New Findings
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Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2012
HealthyAnswers.com reports that May is Arthritis Awareness Month and that there are new research findings in the understanding and treatment of the rheumatoid type of arthritis. RA is an autoimmune condition which affects women more than men — the reason why is unknown.
HealthyAnswers.com says recent studies have shown that obesity influences the development of RA. Fat cells produce the same types of substances which cause inflammation in immune system disorders. The more fat cells there are, the more at risk for developing RA.
In addition, HealthyAnswers.com reports that fractures are more common in women with RA.
Again, inflammation is key as it also affects bones and joints, weakening them and decreasing their density. They also state that new research shows RA is related to the development of RA is a Bartonella infection — something transmitted by cats and dogs and even their fleas.
HealthyAnswers.com also relates that people with RA are likely also deficient in a type of protein, Collagen XI. They also report that researchers at the University of Wisconsin Madison have created a new, super strong, synthetic collagen to replace this collagen deficiency in the treatment of RA.
Read more about these findings here.
HealthyAnswers.com´s medical expert Mark Bromson, M.D., a specialist in Orthopedic Medicine, states, “Not only is obesity associated with heart disease and diabetes, it may either worsen RA, or put someone at risk for developing it. I also recommend getting enough calcium and Vitamin D3 to maintain good bone health, and I will be following the new research on Bartonella infections if it becomes an avenue of treatment for RA.”
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