The Encyclopedia of Arthritis (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)

October 30, 2020
The Encyclopedia of Arthritis (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)

Arthritis comes in many different forms, requiring various typesof treatment. The most common forms are osteoarthritis, rheumatoidarthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout. Arthritis is the leading causeof disability in the United States, affecting approximately 46million Americans or one in six people. Experts expect nearly 67million Americans will suffer from the effects of arthritis by2030.The Encyclopedia of Arthritis, Second Edition is acomplete guide to specific types of arthritis and their symptoms,causes, and diagnoses. This comprehensive resource explores themedications, pain management, and possible treatments, as well asrisk factors and preventive measures that can help limit the impactof arthritis. It has been fully updated and expanded to reflect themost current information, such as the withdrawal of some arthritisdrugs from use, as well as cutting-edge research, including thepotential for new biological treatments. Appendixes provideinformation about diagnostic tests and drugs used to treatarthritis.http://www.infobasepublishing.com/Bookdetail.aspx?ISBN=0816077673