Rheumatic diseases are the inflammations that affect the joints and surrounding tissues as well as the immune system. Genetic and environmental factors as well as lifestyle can increase the risk of this disease.
There are two kinds of rheumatic diseases. The first is inflammatory arthritis which causes pain, swelling, warmth and redness of joints. The second is non-inflammatory arthritis which also causes pain but with less swelling. Non-inflammatory arthritis requires a consultation with your doctor.
Maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding injuries to joints will reduce the risk of rheumatic diseases, and remember, it’s your life, your future, YOUR HEALTH FIRST.