A brief survey on the prevalence of arthritic diseases in different age groups
MetadataShow full item record
Nowadays, arthritic diseases have become one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. It has been seen from various studies that people are more frequently getting affected by different types of arthritic diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout etc. We developed our study to understand the general scenario of arthritic diseases in our country. It was found that male-female percentage of arthritic diseases was 54% and 46% respectively. Most participants were found to be suffering from osteoarthritis. There were rheumatoid arthritis and gout patients of 21% and 25% respectively. 33% of affected patient’s parent had at least one type of arthritic disease. Common treatment practices in Bangladesh involved medicines, exercise, pain relief medications and physiotherapy. Doctors commonly suggest maintaining weight, avoiding oily foods, exercising regularly and avoiding lifting heavy weight.