By age 65, more than half of us will have X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis, a disease in which the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones at the joints breaks down and bony overgrowth occurs. For many, the result is stiffness and pain in the joint.
Although osteoarthritis is more common as we age, it is not an inevitable part of aging. As researchers work to understand the causes of osteoarthritis, they are able to offer advice to help prevent the disease or its progression and lessen its impact on your life.
Yes. Osteoarthritis (OA) is no more considered as a disease of aging. There are several factors that may cause OA, many of which can be modified and prevented. To reduce the risk of OA or delay its onset one has to maintain healthy weight with healthy lifestyle and controlled diet, control sugar levels, get physically active, avoid joint injury, repeated micro-trauma to joints. All these factors have tremendous effect on overall health as well as on health of your joints.
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