CDC Names Arthritis as the No. 1 Cause of Adult Disability in the U.S.


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2014 -- Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 52.5 million adults have been formally diagnosed with arthritis. The premiere health and safety organization places it first in the Top 10 causes of disability among U.S. adults. It’s a growing problem in a nation with a large aging population, but one that many individuals are addressing with the assistance of glucosamine supplements.

“Arthritis is a condition that affects an individual’s ability to work, care for themselves and their family, participate in a normal range of activities and function within their community,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “Glucosamine supplements are providing relief from pain and inflammation for many with the debilitating condition.”

Arthritis is a symptom of more than 150 diseases and conditions, causing varying degrees of disability and limiting lifestyles. It is the cause of more disability than back/spinal problems, heart conditions and lung problems.

Some people have a genetic predisposition to develop arthritis, while it appears in others after a joint injury or as part of the aging process. Arthritis occurs when cartilage that surrounds joints deteriorates. Bone rubs against bone causing inflammation and pain that worsens upon movement. Being overweight exacerbates the problem, placing extra stress on joints.

Traditional therapies for arthritis consist primarily of prescription medications to relieve pain or surgery for joint replacement. To ease inflammation and pain, an increasing number of arthritis sufferers are choosing a natural glucosamine supplement over potentially habit-forming drugs.

Multiple studies and clinical trials around the globe have amply demonstrated the multiple benefits of a glucosamine supplement. Glucosamine is a substance the body manufactures to build and maintain cartilage throughout the body. In a two-year study in Canada, individuals taking a glucosamine and chondroitin dietary supplement actually experienced less cartilage loss.

The sulfate form of glucosamine is the most effective, with 1,500mg providing the optimal daily dosage. Glucosamine’s benefits are enhanced when combined with chondroitin sulfate and MSM, providing three of the essential ingredients required to build and maintain cartilage, experience less inflammation and pain, and retain a greater degree of mobility.

Arthritis is the primary cause of disability among adults in the U.S., taking a physical, emotional and financial toll on individuals and their families. Characterized by inflammation and pain, it can make even simple tasks seem impossible to accomplish. Glucosamine supplements are providing people with a non-prescription alternative for reducing inflammation and relieving the pain of arthritis

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Benjamin Lasance