Anarthritic Syndrome and Receiving Disability Benefits
Anarthritic syndrome is a chronic, episodic, inflammatory autoimmune disease of your large arteries. Anarthritic syndrome is a poorly understood pain syndrome that is evidenced by pain and stiffness in your shoulder and hip girdles, neck, thighs and upper arms. It is highly possible that if you suffer from this immune system syndrome you may qualify for social security disability benefits such as SSI or SSDI.
Anarthritic syndrome was probably first reported over 100 years ago with the name senile rheumatic gout. Other names were used until 1957.
There is a relationship between anarthritic syndrome and giant cell arteritis. Each of these disorders seem to have the same disease process with slightly different signs and symptoms. However, you can get one of them without getting the other.
The people who are most often affected by anarthritic syndrome are those who are over 50 years of age. Women are affected by this syndrome more than twice as often as men. Anarthritic syndrome is a relatively common problem in the United States and Europe.
Anarthritic syndrome is believed to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is one in which your immune system for some unknown reason attacks the tissues and cells of your own body.
In the case of anarthritic syndrome, your immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of your joints with white blood cells. However, no one knows what causes your immune system to make this mistake. Researchers believe that both genetic and environmental factors are probably involved. There may also be a connection between this syndrome and some viruses that cause respiratory infections.
6 Signs and Symptoms of Anarthritic Syndrome
The signs and symptoms that you may experience with this type of autoimmune disease, anarthritic syndrome, often develop suddenly, without warning. They can literally begin overnight. Some of the signs and symptoms that you may have include:
? A slight fever at various times
? Unintentional weight loss
? Anemia (low red blood cell count)
? Weakness or malaise (not feeling well)
? Moderate to severe aching, pain and stiffness in the muscles of your thighs, hips, shoulders, neck and upper arms
The pain and stiffness may begin on one side of your body. You will probably be affected on both sides of your body as anarthritic syndrome progresses. The stiffness and pain is usually more severe in the morning or after you have been sitting or lying down for a long time. It may be severe enough to awaken you from sleep. Please contact us or visit our other site pages for more information about receiving benefits for the autoimmune disease, anarthritic syndrome.