Articles written by Emily Inkpen

/ 20 Apr, 2019

Why Arthritis Hurts

Pain in arthritis is caused by mechanical stimuli – as the joint is damaged, thermal stimuli – as friction and swelling causes heat, and chemical stimuli – as tissue damage causes chemicals in the joint to change. What causes pain? Pain is caused when your senses detect harm to your body. This detection causes neurons …

/ 30 Nov, 2017

Heart Disease: A Deeper Dive

Heart Disease: A Deeper Dive Heart Disease: A Deeper Dive, provides an overview of the types, causes and treatments, with scientific and medical expressions explained in simple terms. What is heart disease? There are several different types of heart disease, including: Coronary heart disease Ischaemic heart disease Hypertensive heart disease Inflammatory heart disease Rheumatic heart …

/ 30 Oct, 2017

Stroke: A Deeper Dive

Stroke: A Deeper Dive Stroke: A Deeper Dive, provides an overview of the types, causes and treatments, with scientific and medical expressions explained in simple terms. What causes a stroke? Anyone can have a stroke at any age. While the majority of strokes are experienced by older people, younger people and even children can be …

/ 29 Sep, 2017

Osteoporosis: A Deeper Dive

Osteoporosis: A Deeper Dive Osteoporosis: A Deeper Dive, provides an overview of the disease, with scientific and medical expressions explained in simple terms. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis, meaning “porous bone”, is a bone disorder that causes decreased bone strength and density. This can lead to an increased risk of fracture. Bones have a smooth outside surface, but the …

/ 15 Sep, 2017

Which Arthritis Do I Have?

The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but there are over 100 different types in total with different causes and treatments. Different types of arthritis There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. The most common forms are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis, but rarer types can develop for different reasons …

/ 5 Sep, 2017

What Are Arthritis Nodules?

Rheumatoid arthritis nodules are small, often round bumps caused by swelling. Osteoarthritis nodes are caused by malformations in the bone caused by wear-and-tear.   The two most common forms of arthritis can cause different types of arthritis nodules. Osteoarthritis: Heberden’s Nodes Named after Dr. James Heberden in the 1700s, after he correctly identified the cause, …

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