May is national arthritis awareness month. It is a very common disease that millions of Americans struggle with. It often causes debilitating pain and causes many of us to struggle with daily tasks.
According to the arthritis foundation, arthritis is, “not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.”
Facts about arthritis:
-Arthritis is the world’s most prevalent disease. In the United States alone, 54 million adults – one in four – have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. And as many as 91 million Americans may truly be affected, according to a recent study.
- Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children.
-arthritis accounts for 100 million doctor visits and nearly 7 million hospitalizations each year. It can damage vital organs and make other conditions worse.
-Arthritis is to blame for the loss of 172 million workdays each year and costs the U.S. economy more than $300 billion annually in lost wages and medical expenses.
CVS Health has founded and sponsored Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis. CVS Health is working with the Arthritis Foundation to bring arthritis out of the shadows.
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