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Common Conditions:

 

 

Arthritis

High Blood Pressure

Asthma

High Cholesterol

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer

Dermatitis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Gout

Pneumonia

Arthritis

Definition

Arthritis is the inflammation of your joints. There are many causes of arthritis. Joint pain and stiffness are the main symptoms of arthritis. You may also have swelling, redness and decreased range of joint movement.

Some types of arthritis are accompanied by signs and symptoms involving other parts of your body. These symptoms may include: fever, fatigue, weight loss, dry mouths, night sweats, etc.

Depending on which joints are involved, severe arthritis can make it difficult for you to take care of daily tasks. Arthritis of weight-bearing joints such as knees or hips can prevent you from walking comfortably or sitting up straight. In some cases, joints may become deformed.

 

This condition is managed by the Division of Rheumatology.

 

 

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