Juvenile arthritis (JA) is also known as pediatric rheumatic disease and is not a disease in itself. Instead, JA is used to describe autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that children under the age of 16 can contract.
The various types of juvenile arthritis include:
- Juvenile lupus
- Juvenile scleroderma
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
These various types of JA all have their own different symptoms, but some similarities include pain, joint swelling, redness, and warmth. This condition can also affect the eyes, skin, muscles, and gastrointestinal tract.
The exact cause of juvenile arthritis has still not been found by researchers. Some studies suggest that the most appropriate cause is the combination of genes the child receives. Regardless, the most important part to your child’s health is having a proper diagnosis done by a physician. Here at Stem Cell International, our expert physician’s conduct careful physical exams so we can get to the bottom of the condition. After we understand exactly what your child has, we will move on to developing a natural treatment plan that will be most effective to meet their needs and put them on the road to recovery. If your child is struggling from JA, give us a call and set-up an appointment to see what we can do for you.