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건강 토픽: 류마티스 관절염 (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/rheumatoid-arthritis

류마티스 관절염은 무엇인가요? 류마티스 관절염은 손목, 손, 발, 무릎, 척추 그리고 턱 등 관절에 주로 영향을 미치는 만성(지속성) 질환입니다. 류마티스 관절염은 다음과 같은 증상으로 이어지는 염증을 관절에 일으킵니다. 통증. 부기. 뻣뻣함. 기능 상실. 류마티스 관절염은 면역체계가 건강한 관절 조직을 공격하기 때문에 자가면역질환입니다. 보통, 면역체계는 감염과 질환으로부터 인체를 보호하는 데 도움을 줍니다. 류마티스 관절염은 평소와 달리 피로감을 느끼고, 이따금 열이 나며, 식욕을 상실하는 원인이 될 수 있습니다. 또한 심장, 폐, 혈액, 신경, 눈 그리고 피부에 다른 의학적 문제를 일으킬 수 있습니다. 치료를 통해 이 질환을 가진 사람들은 생산적인 생활을 영위하는 데 도움을 받을 수 있습니다.

건강 토픽: 전신 홍반성 루푸스(루푸스) (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/lupus

전신 홍반성 루푸스(루푸스)란 무엇인가요? 전신 홍반성 루푸스(루푸스)는 다음과 같은 부위를 포함하여 몸의 여러 부분을 침범할 수 있는 만성(지속성) 자가면역 질환입니다. 피부. 관절. 심장. 폐. 신장. 뇌. 루푸스는 감염과 질환으로부터 몸을 보호하는 데 도움이 되는 면역체계가 자신의 조직을 공격할 때 일어납니다. 경우에 따라서, 이 공격은 염증과 영구적인 조직 손상을 일으킵니다. 루푸스가 있는 경우에는 아플 때(발적)와 건강한 때(증상 소멸)가 있을 수 있습니다. 루푸스 발적은 경증에서 중증까지 있을 수 있으며 패턴을 따르지 않습니다. 그러나 루푸스를 가진 많은 사람들이 치료를 통해 이 질환을 관리할 수 있습니다.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/ankylosing-spondylitis

What is ankylosing spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in certain parts of the spine. Over time, this inflammation in the joints and tissues of the spine can cause stiffness. In severe cases, this may cause the bones in the spine to grow together, which can lead to a rigid spine that is difficult to bend. Many people with ankylosing spondylitis have mild episodes of back pain and stiffness that come and go. But others have severe, ongoing back pain and stiffness. Other symptoms also may develop if other areas of the body are affected

Pachyonychia Congenita

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/pachyonychia-congenita

What is pachyonychia congenita? Pachyonychia congenita (PC) is a very rare genetic disorder that affects the skin and nails. Most people have thickened nails and calluses on the bottom of the feet. Painful calluses on the soles can make walking difficult. Because of the pain, some people rely on a cane, crutches, or a wheelchair to help with walking.

Arthritis

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/arthritis

What is arthritis? "Arthritis" literally means joint inflammation. Although joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis, the term arthritis is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. There are different types of arthritis. In some diseases in which arthritis occurs, other organs, such as your eyes, heart, or skin, can also be affected. Fortunately, current treatments allow most people with arthritis to lead active and productive lives.

Paget’s Disease of Bone

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/pagets-disease-bone

What is Paget’s disease? Paget’s disease of bone is a chronic (long-lasting) disorder that causes bones to grow larger and become weaker than normal. Usually only one or a few bones have the disease. Many people with Paget’s disease do not have symptoms. However, the bone changes can cause: Bone pain. Misshapen bones. Broken bones (fractures). Problems in the joints near the bones with the disease. With treatment, many people can: Manage their symptoms. Improve pain. Control the effects of the disease.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/lupus

What is systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)? Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is a chronic (long-lasting) autoimmune disease that can affect many parts of the body, including the: Skin. Joints. Heart. Lungs. Kidneys. Brain. Lupus happens when the immune system, which normally helps protect the body from infection and disease, attacks its own tissues. This attack causes inflammation and, in some cases, permanent tissue damage. If you have lupus, you may have times of illness (flares) and times of wellness (remission). Lupus flares can be mild to serious, and they do not follow a pattern. However, with treatment, many people with lupus

Rheumatoid Arthritis

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/rheumatoid-arthritis

What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that mostly affects joints, such as the wrist, hands, feet, spine, knees, and jaw. In joints, RA causes inflammation that leads to: Pain. Swelling Stiffness. Loss of function. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder because the immune system attacks the healthy joint tissues. Normally, the immune system helps protect the body from infection and disease. RA may cause you to feel unusually tired, to have occasional fevers, and to have a loss of appetite. It also may cause other medical problems in the heart, lungs, blood, nerves, eyes

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/polymyalgia-rheumatica-giant-cell-arteritis

What are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis? Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis are closely linked inflammatory disorders. Some people have one of the disorders while others develop both of them. Polymyalgia rheumatica causes muscle pain and stiffness in the shoulders, upper arms, hip area, and sometimes the neck. Giant cell arteritis causes inflammation of arteries, especially those on each side of the head, scalp, and the aorta (the large artery that carries blood from the heart) and its main branches. The main symptoms of this disorder are: Headaches. Scalp tenderness. Jaw pain. Problems with your eyes, which may

NIAMS, NIH Seek to Better Understand Arthritis in Native American Communities

https://www.niams.nih.gov/about/about-the-director/letter/niams-nih-seek-to-better-understand-arthritis-in-native-american-communities

The recent observance in May of National Arthritis Awareness Month offered us a chance to reflect on a sizable component of the NIAMS mission area. Arthritis impacts the lives of nearly 60 million Americans. However, a recent conversation with David Wilson, Ph.D., director of NIH’s Tribal Health Research Office, reminded me that arthritis hits some communities harder than others.