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The Department of Rheumatology provides a full range of clinical services, focusing on the care of chronic (long lasting) and crippling illnesses that affect the joints, muscles and bones. Common conditions that are treated include arthritis, autoimmune conditions, osteoporosis and other types of diseases that cause swelling and pain.
Arthritis in Women
It’s especially important for women to be educated about arthritis and related conditions since they affect women at a much higher rate than men. Sixty percent of all people who have arthritis are female, and several of the more common forms are more prevalent in women.
What Is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. Both men and women are affected by osteoporosis, a disease that can be prevented and treated.