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How To Protect Yourself From Rheumatic Diseases

Published at 01/19/2012 13:40:53


Are the rheumatic diseases a characteristic for the eldest people? Many of us would say yes. However, the rheumatic diseases usually appears since childhood, having a major impact over the life of the diseased person for the rest of his or hers life.

The rheumatic diseases is an inflammatory disease of the conjunctive system, determined by the infection with a beta hemolytic germ of the group A. while this condition is usually pathological and it can’t be prevented in some cases, the easiest stages of the disease could be eased. In other words, if you suffer from this condition, you might have it for the rest of your life, but you will be able to live comfortably with it as long as you apply some simple techniques.


The group A germ usually produces an infection at the level of breathing system, and the rheumatic diseases at the level of joints appear, and the apparition of this condition is usually encouraged by a series of factors:

  • The age
  • The economic and social level of the diseased person, factors connected with eating habits, culture and place of living
  • The clime is also another determining factor, as the rheumatic diseases are commonly meet for people living in humid areas of the globe, and less common in the cold and sunny areas.


The symptoms of rheumatic diseases usually resemble with the ones of a simple fever, and this is why some of the patients suffering from this condition use the wrong treatment. It is important to consult a doctor as soon as the joints start to be painful, and you have moving difficulties, to determine the right kind of treatment for your condition.

One of the common rheumatic diseases is the rheumatoid disease, which is installed acute, and it evolves rapidly, affecting large articulations such as knees, elbow or fists. It lasts about 7 days, and it is completely cured with the simple medicines prescribed by the doctor combined with a strict diet.

The Korean Sydenham represents a rheumatic disease that manifests with involuntary, disorganized movements of the body members, or of the face muscles. It is associated with muscular tiredness and it is treated with rest.

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There are also other types of rheumatic diseases, and as some of those conditions are associated with other affections, it is better not to try treating the problems by you. The diagnose assumes a clinic exam with the purpose of highlighting the problems associated with this condition, but also a series of investigations.

Usually, the severe cases must be treated with antibiotics, but only if it was established that the rheumatic condition is given by the streptococcal bacteria. It is important to treat the infection causing the condition and also the inflammatory condition at the same time. It is important for the parents to be responsible and to treat any rheumatic problem appeared for their children, as if it is left untreated, the condition will surely appear later, having increased power and causing more damages for the respective patients.