Prevalence of Obesity-Related Arthritis Still on the Rise


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/26/2015 -- Obesity is one of the most common preventable diseases today. One of the most alarming things about obesity is that it can lead to a large number of serious medical conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2 out of 3 overweight or obese individuals in the United States are diagnosed with arthritis.

"Arthritis and obesity are two different conditions that can dramatically impact the life of a sufferer. Those who are suffering from both conditions experience more physical limitations since they are carrying more weight and suffering from pain at the same time," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

The prevalence of obesity around the world is still increasing. It is considered as one of the major contributors to the high mortality rate in certain countries, due to the fact that it triggers the development of other diseases. Those who suffer from obesity-related arthritis are believed to be more physically inactive than arthritis patients that don't carry excess weight.

Health experts recommend that obese individuals should take the necessary measures needed to save themselves from obesity-related arthritis. Proper weight management is one of the proven solutions in avoiding the condition. Reducing the amount of weight carried by one's joints can significantly reduce the risk of arthritis.

There are other factors that contribute to the development of arthritic conditions such as age, heredity, lifestyle and injury. However, it is believed that obese individuals are more susceptible to arthritis irrespective of age. The extra weight they are carrying places more stress in the joint area and this significantly speeds up the wear and tear that normally takes place as a part of the aging process.

The chair of the rheumatology division at the Mayo Clinic, Eric Matteson strongly recommends that people should try maintaining a healthy weight to avoid joint health problems. It is believed that excess weight damages the weight-bearing joints, such as the knees and hips, and this significantly increases a person's risk for arthritis.

Exercise is one of the best ways to maintain joint health. However, there are also those that use glucosamine supplements to help their body naturally strengthen the joint cartilage. Glucosamine supplements widely used among arthritis patients who believe it to be very effective in maintaining joint health (

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