Marion YMCA hosting expert chat on arthritis

The Marion Family YMCA is pleased to announce another Health Chat Speaker Series with OhioHealth/Marion General Hospital’s Dr. Sanjay Vora, MD on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 2:30PM. Dr. Vora will discuss issues and solutions surrounding arthritis.

Arthritis, an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease, is very common but is not well understood. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. Nearly 53 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis and it is the leading cause of disability in America. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.

Common arthritis symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They may be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs.

During the free chat, Dr. Vora will discuss the causes, risk factors, complications, diagnosis, treatment and  prevention. This is a chance to get your questions answered by the expert.

Dr. Vora received his Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at the Government Medical College in India.

The public is invited to join this free informational talk and to also hear about the Marion Family YMCA’s health and wellness opportunities through wellness coaching, personal training, water fitness and free land group exercise classes for members.

Preregistration is appreciated, but not required. To RSVP or for more information, call 740-725-9622 and ask for Heather Wright.

The Marion Family YMCA is located at 645 Barks Road East.

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