Osteoporosis is a condition that usually affects people over the age of 50.
According to the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology (SBR), Osteoarthritis is also known as osteoporosisIt is a disease characterized by degeneration of articular cartilage and bone changes. The disease manifests with pain, stiffness, joint deformity and loss of function, usually after the age of 50. However, this condition can affect almost everyone to some degree by age 80.
A study published earlier this month in the American Journal ofArthritis and rheumatism“, shows that the aging of the world’s population is giving new status to the disease, which has become a major public health concern. Globally, the number of cases rose by 113.25%, jumping from 247.5 million in 1990 to nearly 528 million in 2019.
“The impact of the disease is enormous, due to the aging of the global population and the obesity epidemic, and it is a global phenomenon.”Dr. Jianhao Lin, one of the study authors said. “We need to invest in preventing risk factors, such as individual weight gain and knee injuries, that are associated with heavy repetition activities, such as weightlifting.” Stressing the importance of physical therapy exercises to delay job loss.
The in the spine It is an irreversible disease that can affect any joint, most often occurring in the knees, fingers, big toes, hips, and spine. Although there is no cure, there are effective treatments to control the symptoms.
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