• 04 FEB 21
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    GOUT

      What is gout? Gout is a metabolic disorder that causes acute, intermittent and painful attacks of arthritis in the joints of the foot, knee, ankle, hand and wrist. Gout occurs most frequently in men between the ages of 40 and 60. Gout can be associated with diets that are high in animal protein and

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    • 03 FEB 21
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    Giant cell arteritis (GCA)

    What is GCA? GCA is an inflammation of the lining of your arteries. Most often, it affects the arteries in your head, especially those in your temples. For this reason, giant cell arteritis is sometimes called temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis. What is the manifestation of GCA? Persistent, severe head pain and tenderness, usually in

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    • 02 FEB 21
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    Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is generalized pain in the area of the muscles, ligaments and tendons. How common is fibromyalgia? Women are much more likely than men to develop fibromyalgia. It is estimated that fibromyalgia affects 0.7-4.5% of the population across the globe.   What causes fibromyalgia? The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Possible

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    • 04 FEB 21
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    Costochondritis

    Costochondritis What is costochondritis? Costochondritis is a common form of inflammation of the cartilage where ribs attach to the breastbone, the sternum. The inflammation can involve multiple cartilage areas on both sides of the sternum but usually is on one side only. The cause(s) of costochondritis is not known and may involve several factors. Possible

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