Arthritis Sufferers Lose Billions Worth of Income


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/07/2015 -- Arthritis has caused many sufferers to become incapable of doing their chores, enjoying fun activities with family and friends, becoming physically independent, and working. Many employees are losing their jobs because of the physical limitations that keep them from functioning properly during working hours.

Statistics from the CDC show that the overall income loss of workers with arthritis has already reached billions. There are workers that have not recovered from arthritis-related injuries, while others are just in too much pain to move or work.

According to health experts, one of the best ways to provide a solution to the problems caused by arthritis is to simply practice measures to lower the risk or manage arthritis. These preventive measures have saved many individuals from the unpleasant life-changing effects of the condition.

Arthritis is considered as one of the major causes of disability around the world. Income loss associated with the condition is very high in areas where the it is highly prevalent, including the United States. Aside from income loss, productivity reduction is also a known consequence of the arthritis prevalence in the working environment.

Research showed that in 2003, $47 billion worth of income was lost because of arthritis in the United States. This loss of earnings was believed to be due to injuries and early retirement of workers who were considered to be unfit for work.

There are also other undesirable consequences of having arthritis such as the complications associated with having the condition. Inactivity is often the result of having the condition mainly because patients find it too painful to move. People who are inactive are highly susceptible to a variety of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Aside from daily exercise, many health professionals also recommend that patients and those who are at risk for the condition should use natural products such as glucosamine supplements. Glucosamine has a wide variety of therapeutic properties that are believed to have the ability to significantly help improve joint health, in addition to providing pain relief to sufferers

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