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Health Topics A–Z. For each health topic, you’ll find a “Basics” version, which provides essential facts, and an “In-Depth” version, which provides more details. All of our health topic pages may be downloaded as a PDF, and …

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Gout Symptoms, Causes & Diet Recommendations NIAMS

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling in your joints, usually as flares that last for a week or two, and then resolve. Gout flares often begin in your big toe or a lower limb. Gout happens when high levels of …

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Osteoporosis: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Steps to Take

Exercise. Exercise is an important part of an osteoporosis treatment program. Research shows that the best physical activities for bone health include strength training or resistance training. Because bone is living …

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Bone Health and Osteoporosis NIAMS

Osteoporosis in Men. Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health. This content was created by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) with contributions from: National Institute on Aging. …

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What is Arthritis & What Causes it

It affects the skin, joints, and areas where tissues attach to bone. Reactive arthritis is caused by an infection in your body. Symptoms often clear up on their own within a few weeks or months. Rheumatoid arthritis is an …

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NIAMS Publication Catalog NIAMS Catalog

Click “Add to Cart” to the right of the publication title to order a publication. You will be able to adjust the number of copies after you go to the check-out page. You may order up to 10 …

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Bone Mineral Density Tests: What the Numbers Mean

This information, along with your bone mineral density test results, can help health care providers understand your risk for fracture and can guide treatment. For people with osteoporosis or …

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Osteoporosis Causes & Symptoms NIAMS

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that develops when bone mineral density and bone mass decreases, or when the quality or structure of bone changes. This can lead to a …

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Osteoporosis Basics: Overview, Symptoms, and Causes

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle. This increases your risk of broken bones (fractures). Osteoporosis is a “silent” disease because you …

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Health Information For Older Adults/Seniors NIAMS

Health Information For Older Adults/Seniors. Certain conditions affect people at different stages of their lives. The NIAMS has free, easy-to-read information to help older …

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Psoriasis: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Steps to Take

Primary health care providers, including family doctors, internists, pediatricians, or nurse practitioners. Living With Psoriasis. Psoriasis can affect a person’s day-to-day life, …

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Bone Health and Osteoporosis: What It Means to You NIAMS

With good habits and medical attention when needed, we can have strong bones throughout our lives. People who have weak bones are at higher risk for fractures. You can improve your …

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Skin Diseases, Conditions & Disorders NIAMS

It is a long-term disease that causes reddened skin and pimples, usually on the face. It can also make the skin thicker and cause eye problems. Scleroderma. Scleroderma …

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Bone Health NIAMS

Other Bone Health Conditions and Diseases. Some conditions and diseases affect the bones. The causes vary, from trauma to genetics to other diseases and conditions. Fibrous …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Topics NIAMS

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (long-lasting) autoimmune disease that mostly affects joints. RA occurs when the immune system, which normally helps protect the …

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Psoriasis Types, Symptoms & Causes NIAMS

Symptoms of psoriasis vary from person to person, but some common ones are: Patches of thick, red skin with silvery-white scales that itch or burn, typically on the elbows, …

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Calcium and Vitamin D: Important for Bone Health NIAMS

Vitamin D promotes bone health in these ways: Helps absorb the calcium we get from food. Along with calcium, helps protects older adults from osteoporosis. Promotes healthy functioning of …

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Exercise for Your Bone Health NIAMS

For more information, see Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health. For adults with chronic health conditions or disabilities: If they are able, these adults should do at least 150 to 300 …

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Scoliosis Symptoms, Test & Treatment NIAMS

Most children and teens with mild scoliosis do not have symptoms or pain. Sometimes, the child, teen, or a family member may notice changes in posture, which may be a sign of scoliosis. …

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