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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a rheumatic disease that affects the spine and may lead to some degree of stiffness of the back. Click book to Read More..
Arthritis in Children
Injectable drugs referred to as biologic DMARDs (Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs)–or simply, biologics–are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic condition in which the immune system, which normally fights infection, attacks the lining of the joints, causing swelling, stiffness and pain. If left untreated, it can lead to irreversible joint damage. Click book to Read More..
Bursitis - Afr.
Dieet en Oefening
Drugs and Arthritis
Feet and Footwear
Fibromialgie - Afr.
Joint Replacement Surgery
Lupus (SLE) Eng.
It is one of the auto-immune rheumatic diseases, caused by a fault in the body’s immune system. The immune system normally produces antibodies to fight infections. In people with autoimmune diseases, antibodies are produced which act against certain body tissues and cause inflammation Click book to Read More..
Lupus (SLE) Afr.
Dit is een van die outo-immuun-rumatieksiektes wat deur ’n fout in die liggaam se immuunstelsel veroorsaak word. Die immuunstelsel produseer gewoonlik teenliggaampies om infeksies te bekamp. By mense met outo-immuunsiektes word teenliggaampies geproduseer wat teen sekere liggaamsweefsels reageer en infeksie veroorsaak Click book to Read More..
OA is ’n soort van gewrigsontsteking waar skade voorkom aan die oppervlakte van die gewrigte saam met die onreëlmatige voorkoms van die naby geleë beendere. ‘Ostea’ beteken been en ‘artritis’ beteken beskadiging van die gewrig en inflammasie. Verskeie ander woorde word soms gebruik om die siekte te beskrywe, soos ‘arthrosis’ en ‘ontaarde agteruitgaande gewrigs ontsteking’. Hierdie beskrywings verwys almal na dieselfde soort siekte. Click book to Read More..
Osteoarthritis is a disease which affects joints in the body. The surface of the joint is damaged and the surrounding bone grows thicker. ‘Osteo’ means bone and ‘arthritis’ means joint damage and swelling (inflammation). Other words used to describe osteoarthritis are ‘osteoarthrosis’, ‘arthrosis’ and ‘degenerative joint disease’. Click book to Read More..
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) usually, but not always, occurs in people of the older age groups (60+). The main symptoms are a feeling of severe stiffness and aching in the neck, shoulder and hip areas, sometimes so bad that a person might for instance hardly be able to get up from a chair or climb a couple of stairs. Click book to Read More..
Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis (Cover)
Psoriatic Arthritis (Booklet)
Pyn en Artritis
If you have Raynaud’s phenomenon your hands, and sometimes your feet, change colour when exposed to cold conditions. Typically the hands go white, then blue, then red as follows: Click book to Read More..
Reaktiewe Artritis - Afr.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the joints in the body become inflamed. Managing rheumatoid arthritis involves a team of people, but you are the most important member of that team. The more you know, the more you will be able to contribute effectively to the management of your disease. Click book to Read More..
Scleroderma is an uncommon, chronic (persistent) disease. It affects the “connective tissues” which surround the joints, blood vessels and internal organs beneath the affected area of skin. Click book to Read More..
Sjogrens Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder of the exocrine glands in which the body’s immune system does not work properly. The most common symptoms are dry eyes or a dry mouth (sometimes both together), and feeling very tired and aching. Click book to Read More..
Understanding Arthritis (Pamphlet)
Understanding Arthritis (Booklet)