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Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and eventual loss of cartilage in the joints. Also known as degenerative arthritis. Osteoarthritis can be caused by aging, heredity, and injury from trauma or disease.

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      Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Article
      • Diabetes type 1 and type 2 facts
      • What are diabetes?
      • How many people in the US have diabetes?
      • 6 early signs and symptoms of diabetes
      • How do I know if I have diabetes?
      • What causes diabetes?
      • What are the risk factors for diabetes?
      • What are the different types of diabetes?
      • Type 1 diabetes
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • What are the other types of diabetes?
      • What kind of doctor treats diabetes?
      • How is diabetes diagnosed?
      • Why is blood sugar checked at home?
      • What are the acute complications of diabetes?
      • What are the chronic complications of diabetes?
      • What can be done to slow the complications of diabetes?
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Terms related to Osteoarthritis:

  • Arthritis, Degenerative
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • DJD