Arthritis: The Leading Cause Of Disability In The U.S.

x-rayIf you were asked the leading cause of disability in America, what would your answer be? Consider your response carefully, as I can almost assure you that it is not any of the illnesses you are contemplating.

Could it be diabetes? This ailment certainly affects a significant portion of the adult public. Most of us have an acquaintance or two that suffers from the disease. How about depression? Sure, it’s not a condition normally associated with disability, but it can certainly curtail the activities of an individual to a crippling degree.

Obesity, you might be thinking — a valid suggestion, to be sure. On the other hand, there are probably a number of huskier Americans who might just take issue with obesity being considered a disability. Well, how about heart problems? We are all friends with at least one person who eats way too many cheeseburgers. No?

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