Rheumatism is a disease that also affects children, but it is very difficult to detect since children usually lead a normal life without even noticing the symptoms of this disease.
Undoubtedly, a lack of knowledge that in most cases does not allow the disease to be adequately addressed and that can, in the long run, be a major problem if it is not addressed in time.
Rheumatism or arthritis is caused by inflammation in a joint, which can lead to pain and even loss of movement. In almost children it is known by the name of Juvenile Ideopathic Arthritis or Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Although children are not usually aware of the discomfort caused, swelling in the joint can be observed.
The Pauciarticular, which is when less than 4 joints are affected. It is the most common arthritis in children and usually occurs in larger joints such as the knees or elbows.
The Polyarticular, which is when there are more than 5 affected joints, which can be both large joints such as the knees, and small ones in the hands or feet. It is also usually a symmetrical arthritis that affects the same joint on both sides of the body.
The Systemic, which in addition to the joints can affect the heart, liver, spleen and lymph nodes and produce stages of fever.
Juvenile arthritis is a challenge not only for children but also for their parents who will have to do everything in their power to help the child feel good both physically and emotionally. Therefore, by following some guidelines, the effects of the disease will be alleviated. The first thing is to treat the child as normally as possible by removing iron from the matter, it is also advisable to encourage the child to perform physical exercises as therapy. It is also convenient to discuss the issue with the teacher so that the work is also carried out at school.
The use of appropriate medications for the disease will also be necessary. In spite of everything, there are situations of frequent outbreaks and bone injuries that are important and will not normalize. The action of treating rheumatic diseases depends on the disease and also depends on the child. In these chronic diseases, the goal of all treatments is to get the patient to lead a normal life, go to school and miss as little as possible.
Diego Fernandez. Editor of our site
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