Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions Costing Americans Billions


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/28/2014 -- Millions of arthritis patients are suffering from the pain of the condition and the detrimental impact it is having on their lives. Many are unable to do chores, play with kids, and continue with their daily routines. The physical limitations caused by the condition also hinders sufferers from working.

According to studies, there are billions of dollars worth of earning losses associated with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions, with experts warning that this number is continually increasing. Quite a number of arthritis patients suffer from physical limitations or disability, which prevents them from working and earning a living.

"Health experts recommend that those who are susceptible to or already suffering from arthritis should take the necessary measures needed to manage or avoid the condition. This could have a significant impact on their futures and potentially save them from the undesirable consequences of having severe arthritis," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

Income losses are highly prevalent, especially with arthritis considered as one of the major causes of disability in the United States. Even when still able to work, productivity reduction is also reported amongst those who suffer from arthritis, and thus results in earning losses.

In 2003, it was found that $47 billion worth of earnings were lost due to arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in the United States. Some loss of income was due to early retirement of workers who were no longer fit to work. There were also those who experienced injuries and were unable to work over long periods of recovery time.

One of the things that makes arthritis even more alarming is that it does not only cause physical limitation or disability, but also other conditions. Arthritis patients usually become inactive and this increases their risk for a wide range of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and high blood pressure.

The financial burdens due to income loss and healthcare costs can be too much for many arthritis sufferers to bear. This is why healthcare professionals and experts always encourage prevention over management and recommend that people should learn to take care of their joint health early.

Many arthritis sufferers use glucosamine supplements to manage pain. They also believe that the therapeutic effects of the natural alternative can help them regain their joint health. This is one of the reasons why glucosamine is widely popular nowadays. According to experts, those who want to use glucosamine should choose a product that does not just contain glucosamine, but also other natural ingredients that are essential to joint health, including chondroitin, MSM and turmeric.

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