Rheumatic diseases affect a person’s joints and muscles and include both degenerative conditions, as well as autoimmune diseases. Some of the most commonly known rheumatic diseases include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, and Sjogren’s syndrome. However, there are over 100 diseases and conditions that fall under the category of rheumatism. Despite the breadth of such conditions, the term arthritis is commonly used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints. When a person has arthritis, it generally refers to a more specific rheumatic disease. A recent survey of U.S. adults found that around 48 percent were somewhat or very concerned that they may develop arthritis at some point in their lifetime.
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