Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Arthritis is a painful medical condition in the form of inflammation of joints that leads to severe pain, swelling and stiffness. This condition is more common in women than men, but with some early initiatives arthritis can be prevented or its progress slowed down.
Here are some ways to prevent arthritis in women which we all should be aware of:
Maintain a healthy body weight
The best-known and most important risk factor for arthritis is excess body weight. So, one should maintain a healthy weight as it helps reduce the risk of developing this condition.
One of the best ways to prevent arthritis is to avoid injuries as it may cause damage to the cartilage near the joints to bring on the crippling disease.
Check your vitamin D
People should frequently check their vitamin D levels by consulting doctors as it can prevent arthritis.
Drink lots of water
One should drink lots of water daily as staying hydrated helps prevent arthritis, because the cartilage needs an adequate supply of water to cushion the joints.
Regular exercise is a must if you want to prevent arthritis as it helps keep the weight off, and also builds up muscles in areas around the joints for protection.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C as they may help prevent osteoarthritis. Vitamin C supplements also helps increase bone density.