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Advice on Preventing Arthritis

The steps for effectively preventing this disease are:
  • Knowing your risk factors (see Arthritis Risk Factors)
  • Monitoring your health and making lifestyle changes.
But will these steps prevent arthritis? The simple answer is probably not. There are so many different types, and each type can have different causes, symptoms, and treatments. There are also different ways to prevent each type of arthritis.
(Click Arthritis Prevention for information about preventing osteoarthritis, which is the most common type.)
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