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Juvenille Rheumatoid Arthritis - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects children aged 16 and under. For more than 6 weeks, it causes joint inflammation and stiffness. The disease can affect a single joint or a number of joints. It has the potential to cause symptoms all over the body. Swollen, stiff, warm, red, and painful joints are the most common symptoms.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Facts and Figures

According to the Arthritis Foundation, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is now known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). This disease is called idiopathic because scientists are still trying to figure out its cause. Some facts and statistics about JIA have been listed below:

Cases of JIA WorldwideApproximately 3 million children
Common inChildren and Adolescents
At-Risk GenderGirls 
Average Age for DiagnosisBefore 16 years
Problems related to Juvenile Rheumatoid ArthritisJoint Pain, Inflammation, stiff, red, and swollen joints.
Specialists Who Treat Juvenile Rheumatoid ArthritisRheumatologist

Symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

The common symptoms of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis are;

  • Knees, hands, feet, ankles, shoulders, elbows, or other joints that are swollen, stiff, and painful, especially in the morning or after a nap.
  • Inflammation of the eye.
  • In a joint, there is warmth and redness.
  • Reduced ability to move one or more joints.
  • Fatigue.

In case you have any of the symptoms given above, it is highly recommended to consult a doctor. You can contact the Best Rheumatologists for knee pain from the comfort of your home via Marham now!

Causes of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, like adult rheumatoid arthritis, is an autoimmune disorder. This means that the immune system of the body attacks its own healthy cells and tissues.

Preventive Measures of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis in children cannot be prevented or avoided. Certain lifestyle changes can help to alleviate your child's discomfort. This includes physical activity (walking, biking, and swimming) and warming up before you exercise.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment:

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is treated by;

  • Medicines like Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), to reduce pain and inflammation, Disease-modifying antirheumatic medicines (DMARDs), such as methotrexate, to ease inflammation and control JIA, and corticosteroid medicines, to reduce inflammation and severe symptoms
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Alternative Medicine like acupuncture.

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