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Diseases » Rheumatism » Glossary
 

Glossary for Rheumatism

  • Arthralgia: Pain in the joints, often a symptom of arthritis.
  • Back pain: Pain from the back or spine.
  • Connective tissue disorders: Any condition affecting connective tissues.
  • Cycad nut poisoning: The cycad nut contains a toxic chemical called cyasin which can be leeched out by soaking in water. The nuts are often used as a food source but it is important to leech out the toxic chemicals first. Eating nuts that still contain the toxin can cause serious symptoms. Cycad nuts may also increase the risk of developing liver cancer.
  • Eye symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eye
  • Felty Syndrome: A rare complication of long-term rheumatoid arthritis which involves an enlarged spleen and blood abnormalities.
  • Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterised by mechanical disrturbances due to degradation of joints. It is the most common form of arthritis, and the leading cause of chronic disability.
  • Osteoporosis: Bone thinning and weakening from bone calcium depletion.
  • Rheumatic conditions: Any condition that affects ones joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Autoimmune form of arthritis usually in teens or young adults.
  • Sydenham chorea: Brain disease causing involuntary movements or spasms.

 

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