Polymyalgia Rheumatica Symptoms

Polymyalgia Rheumatica: Practice Essentials, Pathophysiology ...

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Nov 10, 2020 · Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a relatively common chronic inflammatory condition of unknown etiology that affects elderly individuals.


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Polymyalgia rheumatica - Symptoms - NHS

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Find out about the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). The main symptom is pain and stiffness in the shoulder muscles, which develops quickly over a few days or weeks.


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What triggers polymyalgia rheumatica?

The cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is unknown, but a combination of genetic and environmental factors is thought to be responsible. Polymyalgia rheumatica is an age-related condition. Most people diagnosed with it are over 70, and it's very rare in people younger than 50. It's also more common in women than men.

Polymyalgia rheumatica - NHS

www.nhs.uk > conditions > polymyalgia-rheumatica

What does polymyalgia pain feel like?

The signs and symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica usually occur on both sides of the body and might include: Aches or pain in your shoulders. Aches or pain in your neck, upper arms, buttocks, hips or thighs. Stiffness in affected areas, particularly in the morning or after being inactive for a time.

Polymyalgia rheumatica - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

www.mayoclinic.org > symptoms-causes > syc-20376539

Can a blood test detect polymyalgia rheumatica?

There's no specific test for polymyalgia rheumatica, but it's likely that a series of blood tests will be done. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are blood tests that can be used to check the levels of inflammation in your body.

Polymyalgia rheumatica - Diagnosis - NHS

www.nhs.uk > conditions > polymyalgia-rheumatica > diagnosis

Can polymyalgia go away on its own?

Polymyalgia rheumatica often improves on its own after this time. However, there's a chance it will return after treatment stops. This is known as a relapse.

Polymyalgia rheumatica - Treatment - NHS

www.nhs.uk > conditions > polymyalgia-rheumatica > treatment

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