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Understanding Polymyalgia Rheumatica: What is it, causes and more

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Polymyalgia rheumatica is a challenging condition that can cause widespread pain and stiffness, especially in older adults. While the exact cause is not well understood, it is believed to be related to an abnormal immune response and genetic factors. Recognizing the symptoms and seeking early medical attention is important for proper diagnosis and treatment. 

By maintaining a healthy lifestyle and staying informed about the condition, it may be possible to reduce the risk of developing polymyalgia rheumatica. With proper treatment and management, most people are able to effectively control their symptoms and maintain a good quality of life. It is important to work closely with a healthcare provider to develop an individualized plan for managing polymyalgia rheumatica.

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