Arthritis Hurts… But Can It Kill?
It may seem that your knees ache so much that it’s not physically possible to “kick the bucket.” However, emerging research shows that more and more deaths are a direct result of this disease.
A Serious Problem
It is already known to be the most prevalent chronic disease in the world – affecting over half of all adults over the age of 55. More and more scientists are sounding the alarm over hospitalizations and premature deaths due to it.
Kills More People Than Heart Disease
If there’s one thing everyone knows about health, it’s that more people die from heart disease than any other cause. Or does it?
According to a study by Harvard University researchers that was recently published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, the rates of death for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) were more than double that of people without RA.
It gets even scarier. Many people with RA have a protein known as Rheumatoid Factor. This protein is a marker of how bad your arthritis is. Even without a blood test, if your RA causes you serious pain, you may have Rheumatoid Factor.
This same research team discovered that 9 out of every 10 people with Rheumatoid Factor died within the 2 years that they were being followed.
How It Kills
Many experts are crying out for a earth shattering arthritis-paradigm-shift: it isn’t just a disease – it’s a symptom of a disease too. In other words, people who are in tip-top shape generally don’t get it.
People who do have it, however, are significantly more susceptible to stroke, infections and heart attacks than the general public.
That’s why treating only it – while ignoring overall health – is a fool’s errand. Even people who treat the disorder with medications die at the same rate as those who do nothing about their disease.
The bottom line is that you’ve got to holistically treat it if you want to reduce your risk of a visit from the Grim Reaper.
Lose Weight: All forms of arthritis dramatically improve by dropping those excess pounds. You’ll also be free-falling your risk of heart disease, diabetes and depression to boot.
Eliminate “Trigger Foods”: Secret trigger foods cause more cases of this disease than your doctor would leave you to believe. Cutting these foods out can often silence its constant anguish – without needing to do anything else.
Eat More Fish: The common denominator of all 100 forms of this disease is inflammation. The powerful omega-3s in fatty fish like mackerel and salmon knock inflammation – and this disease – down a few notches.
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