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How does body weight contribute to osteoarthritis? In this article, Dr Nelligan describes how body weight can contribute to joint pain.

过去,体重和骨关节炎之间的联系被简单地认为是由于体重增加导致关节负荷的变化。 然而,肥胖也与不承受重量的关节(例如手)的骨关节炎有关,这一事实表明体重与骨关节炎之间的关系要复杂得多。 我们现在知道,较高的体重可以通过多种方式导致骨关节炎。

研究表明,较高的体重通过以下方式导致骨关节炎: 改变关节力学; 增加全身的炎症; 影响情绪、睡眠和社交活动


症状恶化、缺乏运动、体重增加的周期:体重增加-关节活动改变-全身炎症-肌肉无力-睡眠质量差-情绪低落;骨关节炎恶化 - 关节疼痛加剧 - 睡眠质量差 - 情绪低落 - 社交活动减少;身体活动不足 - 降低体能和能量消耗。

总而言之,较高的体重是骨关节炎的主要原因,它是骨关节炎发展和关节症状恶化的危险因素。 好消息是体重是可以改变的,健康的体重管理对您的骨关节炎症状和整体身体健康都有积极的好处。

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