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Prevalence of arthritis is more common in women than men in India

The researchers found high levels ESR and CRP prescribed in arthritis' patients, the indicative of persistent inflammation of joints were more common in the East zone as compared to North zone.

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The SRL Diagnostics analysis the test for Arthritis that was done in the laboratories showed that more women are suffering from the chronical inflammatory disorder — Rheumatoid Arthritis compared to men in India.

Prevalence of arthritis is more common in women than men in India

The researchers analyzed data which was based on over 6.4 million samples received for Arthritis (bone health) testing in over past 3.5 years. The data is based on samples received since January 2014 at SRL Laboratories from all over the India.

Over 180 million people get affected by arthritis in India, which is way more than other common and popular diseases like diabetes, cancer and AIDS. About 14 percent of India people visited a doctor for joint disease every year. The chronical inflammatory disorder can affect more than just joins.

The researchers found high levels ESR and CRP prescribed in arthritis’ patients, the indicative of persistent inflammation of joints were more common in the East zone as compared to North zone. The researchers found that high level of Uric Acid was seen more in the North zone as compared to East zone.

Radiology is the mainstay of diagnostics in bone and joint disorders — X-ray, MRI, CT-scan and Dexa scan while in order to monitor the process of the disease, laboratory tests are used for screening.

The President – Technology & Mentor (Clinical Pathology) at SRL Diagnostics, Dr. Avinash Phadke said, “Although the word ‘arthritis’ means joint inflammation, the term is used to describe more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions affecting the bones and tissues.”

“Alarmingly, India will emerge as the capital of Osteoarthritis by 2025 with more than 60 million to be likely affected. Ironically, one of the main reasons is the increasing longevity of India’s population, another being fast-rising obesity,” said Phadke.

“Early signs should not be ignored; early diagnosis and treatment can save the joints. Maintaining joint health lifelong should be a goal of everyone’s life.”

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