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Glossary for Degenerative joint changes

Medical terms related to Degenerative joint changes or mentioned in this section include:

  • Aging: The medical conditions from getting older.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A degenerative motor neuron disease marked by weakness and wasting of the muscles which starts at the hands and legs and spreads to the rest of the body. Death occurs in 2 to 5 years. Also called Lou Gehrig's disease or wasting palsy.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Bone symptoms: Symptoms affecting the body's bones
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Diabetes-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Gout: Painful joints, most commonly the big toe.
  • Hemochromatosis: Excess of iron leading to problems with joints, liver, heart and pancreas.
  • Hyperparathyroidism: Increased secretion of parathyroid hormone from the parathyroid glands.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Joint Pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Joint disease: Any condition that affects ones joints
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Joint symptoms: Symptoms affecting the joints.
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Obesity: Excessive body weight especially fat.
  • Osteoarthritis: A form of degenerative arthritis due to chronic degeneration
  • Osteoporosis: Bone mass loss (osteoporosis) as a symptom
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Rheumatic conditions: Any condition that affects ones joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune inflammatory condition which primarily affects the joints
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Shy- Drager syndrome: also known as multiple system atrophy
  • Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia, Kozlowski type: A rare genetic disorder characterized by reduced calcification of the spine and pelvis resulting in short stature.
  • Wilson's disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Degenerative joint changes:

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