Coping with Arthritis with the help of Telehealth Services

Having healthy bones is important for everyone to live long and enjoy quality life. Due to certain musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, bone weakness due to osteopenia, or osteoporosis, you might suddenly and without warning lose your ability to stand or walk. People who have weak bones are at higher risk for sudden fractures and other bone diseases. You may want to speak with your KOOLMD physician about the need for a DEXA scan or routine X-rays of the hip joints and lumbar spine. The risk of osteoporosis is highest among women but men also suffer due to this debilitating condition.

15482594_xxlArthritis is an inflammation of the joints which can affect multiple joints. According to KOOLMD, one of the top online healthcare consulting firms, it is mostly common among adults especially in women over the age of 45. There are two main types of arthritis. One is osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this condition joint’s cartilage breaks down and wears away. That’s why bones under the cartilage rub together. This causes pain and swelling. The joint may lose its normal shape for some period of time.

Bone related changes, arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases and conditions develop over time and sometimes suddenly. They occur due to a variety of both genetic and environmental factors. If you don’t have a healthy diet, have had musculoskeletal injuries, lack the proper physical activity, bones, joints and their respective musculature may start to weaken early in life. However, by adopting good lifelong habits, coaching via a medical doctor, attention to the arthritic regions via exercise and therapy, you can have strong bones, limber joints and be pain free throughout your life. These goals are attainable with the correct and timely preventive advice.

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KOOLMD is known for treating different medical conditions with the help of telemedicine solutions and real-time videoconferencing telepresence technologies. It has launched an effective telehealth program which empowers patients to manage arthritis. You just need to book an online appointment and be ready with your medical documents at the date and time of your appointment. In cases where continuous or periodic surveillance is required to monitor a patient with arthritis telemedicine services prove extremely useful. Fortunately, regarding this,KOOLMD has solutions as well. Under its arthritis management program, patients get notifications about their pending appointments which allows them not to skip any regular checkups. They can inquire about the need for further treatments or diagnostic studies.

In its real time telemedicine program, arthritis patients can make routine phone calls with specialists. This encourages patients to adhere to sound health related advice, to maintain their current recommended preventive dietary supplements and do the right kind of physical activities.

inflammatory-arthritisMoreover, patients can describe symptoms over email and send it their doctors, perform a number of self-tests and take part in step-by-step educational programs related to their particular disease. Hence, with the help of telemedicine, doctors can deliver faster, less expensive and more convenient medical care thus avoiding a visit to major medical center or urgent care facility.

According to the report, in the United States, over 52.5 million individuals are affected by arthritis. The common symptoms are joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Sometimes, these physical symptoms may come and go and can be mild or serve. But over the course of time it may get worse. That makes you unable to function daily activities. However, with proper diet and medications you can improve your bone health. So, it is better to consult with doctors to check out warning signs or risk factors and make a good health plan to strengthen the bones.

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