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Understanding Polymyalgia Rheumatica: What is it, causes and more

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The most common symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica include pain and stiffness in the shoulders, neck, and hips. This pain and stiffness is typically worse in the morning or after periods of inactivity, and it can make everyday tasks such as getting dressed or combing one’s hair quite difficult. Some people may also experience flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue, loss of appetite, and fever. In some cases, polymyalgia rheumatica can also lead to complications such as giant cell arteritis, a condition that causes inflammation of the arteries. It is important to recognize the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica and seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.

It is also crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, to manage the symptoms and improve overall well-being. Additionally, seeking support from healthcare professionals and joining support groups can provide valuable resources and guidance for managing polymyalgia rheumatica.

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