Research Tries to Determine the Causes of Osteoarthritis


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/24/2015 -- Osteoarthritis causes suffering and pain among many patients. As a matter of fact, it has led patients to suffer from depression, unemployment and a reduced quality of life. Knowing the cause of the condition can significantly help individuals improve their protection from it.

Research tries to determine the causes of osteoarthritis. The condition is usually associated with old age and the wear and tear of the joints. However, the truth is that it is a complex condition that has several subtypes, each of which has risk factors and biochemical processes. Knowing the causes of osteoarthritis can significantly help researchers find a potential treatment as well as the preventive measures.

"Experts believe that dividing the condition into subtypes can significantly help determine the cause as well as the proper treatment and measures to prevent it," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

According to The Arthritis Foundation, the research worked on understanding the distinct subtypes of osteoarthritis, such as the phenotypes. It is believed that there are three genes that are highly linked to the risk of developing the condition. However, scientists are still looking for other genes, especially since genetic susceptibility to osteoarthritis is complex and every gene is believed to play a role that contributes just a modest amount to that susceptibility. This is according to the Newcastle University Musculoskeletal Research Group's professor of musculoskeletal research, John Loughlin, PhD.

Dr. Loughlin is also the Osteoarthritis Research Society International's secretary general, and he stated that the human gene predisposes people to a variety of diseases and there are no major impact genes for osteoarthritis. The Osteoarthritis Research Society International is an organization of health care professionals and scientists that are dedicated to looking for osteoarthritis prevention, education and treatment.

Injury is also considered to be one of the potential culprits of osteoarthritis. Individuals who sprained a knee, endured a car accident or have experienced any form of injury are typically susceptible to post-traumatic arthritis, which often develops after an injury to the joint. According to researchers, there is a great chance that about 50 percent of individuals who experience traumatic injury to the knee could develop osteoarthritis after 10 to 20 years.

Obesity is also considered to be a potential cause of osteoarthritis. Being overweight is believed to cause more weight and stress on the joints, and this often results in arthritis. Obesity can also increase one's risk for arthritis through the fat tissue that releases chemicals, which increase inflammation and affect the joints.

Osteoarthritis can be a very painful and negatively life-changing condition. Many individuals who suffer from it are using various medications and remedies just to improve their overall condition. One of the most popular natural alternatives that is believed to be helpful for sufferers is the glucosamine supplement (

About VitaBreeze
VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high-quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable and longer life. All of the company's products are manufactured in the United States using the finest quality ingredients that have been carefully selected, tested and crafted into the firm's winning formulas.

Visit to learn more.

Benjamin Lasance