The Scourge of Arthritis

By: Janet Martin

There is stiffness, chronic pain, and loss of movement. Simple tasks at home or in the office become difficult to do. If these symptoms bother you, chances are you have arthritis - one of the most prevalent chronic health problems today that affect 70 million adults and 300,000 children.

Arthritis is not one but a group of over 100 different diseases that affect the joints. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to the joints and surrounding structures.

Such damage can lead to joint weakness, instability, and visible deformities that, depending on the location of joint involvement, can interfere with the most basic daily tasks such as walking, climbing stairs, using a computer keyboard, cutting your food or brushing your teeth.

In the United States alone, 41 million women and over 28 million men have arthritis. Because it limits the daily activities of over 7 million people, arthritis is a leading cause of disability among Americans over age 15. It results in 39 million physician visits and over half a million hospitalizations. Medical costs associated with arthritis amount to over $86 million yearly.

"Together, arthritis and related conditions are a major cause of disability in the United States, costing the economy more than $124 billion per year in medical care and indirect expenses such as lost wages and production - and costing millions of individuals their health, their physical abilities and, in many cases, their independence," according to the Arthritis Foundation.

"Unless something changes, the picture is going to get worse. As the population ages, the number of people with arthritis is growing," the Arthritis Foundation added.

While there is no cure for arthritis, you can live a normal life and maintain flexibility through exercise, a balanced diet, and the right medications. To relieve pain and reduce inflammation, take Flexcerin. This natural product can quickly stop arthritis pain without the serious side effects of other painkillers. It rebuilds worn joints, restores flexibility to stiff joints, and helps promote and maintain healthy joint function. Take control of your life today with Flexcerin. Check out http://www.flexcerin.com for details.

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