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Polymyalgia Rheumatica- The Inflammatory Disorder

About


An inflammatory disorder which causes pain in the muscles along with stiffness around the shoulders and hips.


The symptoms of Polymyalgia Rheumatica develop quickly and even get worse in the morning. Most people develop it after the age of 70. [1]


Polymyalgia Rheumatica is:
- Can be medically treated
- Lab tests of imaging are often required
- Can last for years or lifelong
Sometimes this condition can occur with temporal arteritis which is a more serious condition causing inflammation of the lining of the arteries.


Symptoms


The most common symptoms are:
- Pain in the shoulders
- Pain in the neck, upper arms, buttocks, hips or thighs
- Stiffness in the affected areas
- Limited movement
- Mild fever
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Depression


Treatment


Self-care: Taking enough rest, sleeping, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet can be some of the preventive methods to reduce the risk of developing this disorder.
Medication: After successful diagnosing, the doctors may prescribe corticosteroid medications that can help in reducing the inflammation or are suitable for tissue growth and repair. They may also prescribe calcium and vitamin D supplements and also suggest some physical therapy. Specialists: Consult a doctor if your condition turns out to be severe. At mfine, you can find information about all medical conditions and can also come on board for holistic treatment.

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