From stigma to addressing invisible illnesses: Young people share what it’s like living with arthritis

From stigma to addressing invisible illnesses: Young people share what it’s like living with arthritis
 

Arthritis can affect anyone, at any age.
So why is it that adverts and leaflets frequently show images of greying, elderly people with the condition?
The NHS states that around 15,000 children and young people in the UK are affected every year by arthritis. But that figure doesn’t take into account people in their 20s and 30s who are diagnosed, too.
The winter months can be particularly difficult for those living with arthritis, as the cold weather can often cause ‘flare ups’ – particularly bad, painful episodes.
We spoke to three young people living with arthritis, who shared their... read more

 
9 November 2019 in Lifestyle, Views: 30
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