Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rheumatic Diseases and Arthritis

Rheumatic diseases feel when their muscle or their joint is sick when moving, the disease feel more when the patient always stay on a cold room such as air conditioned. Not because of the cold air but more cause of air circulation effect. She or he usually stay on warm or hot atmosphere then stay on cold room, the conditions changes fast make his body not ready and their muscle suddenly socked and feels sick, this kind of rheumatic called as rheumatic fever. This effect also often called by people as rheumatic, but the rheumatic definition is describe as below.

Rheumatic diseases are characterized by inflammation (signs are redness and/or heat, swelling, and pain) and loss of function of one or more connecting or supporting structures of the body. They especially affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Common symptoms are pain, swelling, and stiffness. Some rheumatic diseases can also involve internal organs. There are more than 100 rheumatic diseases.

Many people use the word "arthritis" to refer to all rheumatic diseases. However, the word literally means joint inflammation. The many different kinds of arthritis comprise just a portion of the rheumatic diseases.

Some rheumatic diseases are described as connective tissue diseases because they affect the supporting framework of the body and its internal organs. Others are known as autoimmune diseases because they occur when the immune system, which normally protects the body from infection and disease, harms the body's own healthy tissues. Throughout this fact sheet the terms "arthritis" and "rheumatic diseases" are sometimes used interchangeably.

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