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Danny DeVito health: Star’s chronic condition responsible for 147cm height – Fairbank’s

As previously mentioned, individuals with MED are likely to develop arthritis prematurely, a condition common, that can cause severely debilitating symptoms. The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, which both commonly affect joints such as the hands, spine, knees and hips.

The first, osteoarthritis, initially affects the smooth cartilage lining of the joint. Once cartilage lining starts to roughen, tendons and ligaments have to work harder, which over time causes the formation of bony spurs known as osteophytes.

The second, rheumatoid arthritis, is more serious and is classed as an autoimmune disease. The body’s immune system tends to target the synovium joint first and then spread across the joint leading to further swelling and changing the joint’s shape.

Symptoms may vary depending on the type of arthritis individuals have. However, if individuals experience any of the following, they should seek medical advice from a GP or medical professional:



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