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Causes of Rheumatic conditions

Rheumatic conditions: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Rheumatic conditions, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Rheumatic conditions:

Rheumatic conditions: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Rheumatic conditions: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Rheumatic conditions:

Causes of Broader Categories of Rheumatic conditions: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Rheumatic conditions as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Rheumatic conditions as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Rheumatic conditions. Our database lists the following as having Rheumatic conditions as a complication of that condition:

Rheumatic conditions as a symptom:

Conditions listing Rheumatic conditions as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Rheumatic conditions. Our database lists the following as having Rheumatic conditions as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Rheumatic conditions:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Rheumatic conditions as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

What causes Rheumatic conditions?

Article excerpts about the causes of Rheumatic conditions:
The causes of rheumatic diseases vary depending on the type of disease. Researchers have pinpointed the cause or causes of some rheumatic diseases, such as infectious arthritis and gout.

The causes of most rheumatic diseases are still under investigation. In osteoarthritis, excessive stress on the joint, from repeated injury or inherited cartilage weakness, may play a role. In lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma, the combination of genetic factors that determine susceptibility, the influence of certain hormones, and environmental triggers are believed to be important.

Scientists are also studying the risk factors that determine why some people develop rheumatic diseases and others do not. For example, being overweight increases the likelihood that a person will develop osteoarthritis. The chance of developing osteoarthritis also increases with age. Genes and family history play a role in many rheumatic diseases including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, and some others.

Certain rheumatic conditions, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and fibromyalgia, are more common among women (see below for details). This indicates that hormones or other male-female differences play a role in the development of these conditions. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)

Medical news summaries relating to Rheumatic conditions:

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