Are you a person with arthritis? Or do you know someone who suffers from this condition?
If so, we want to help.
Arthritis is one of the most common medical conditions in the world today, affecting over 50 million people in the United States alone. If you or someone you know has it, we want to help make your life easier by providing you with top-quality providers and services at a fraction of the price. And if you don’t have arthritis yet, we want to make sure that you’re prepared for when it strikes!
That’s why we created MediBid—to provide access to affordable and quality healthcare for those who need them most.
Millions of people have arthritis.
Although arthritis is most common in older people, anyone can get it. In fact, over 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some form of arthritis. About 1 out of every 5 adults has arthritis, and 2 to 3 times as many women have arthritis compared to men.
There are more than 100 types (or subtypes) of arthritis. The types range from those related to wear and tear of cartilage (such as osteoarthritis) to those associated with inflammation resulting from an overactive immune system (such as rheumatoid arthritis). Together, the many types of arthritis make up the most common chronic illness in the United States.
The many types of arthritis.
Arthritis is an umbrella term for over 100 different types of joint diseases, which can cause pain, swelling and stiffness. There are many different types of arthritis, but the most common ones are rheumatoid, psoriatic, and osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of the disease and is more common in older people. It happens when joint cartilage—the hard, slick coating on bones where they meet to form joints—wears down over time.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes an inflammatory response that leads to pain and swelling in the joints. In other words, it’s an autoimmune disease that attacks the healthy tissue in your body.
Psoriatic Arthritis occurs in some people who have a skin condition. The symptoms related to skin rashes and joint problems vary from person to person.
Arthritis is not a single disease.
As the leading cause of disability in the United States, arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Joint pain and stiffness are common indicators of the disease.
Arthritis is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions—like gout and fibromyalgia—that fall under the umbrella term ‘arthritis.’ These health issues affect people in different ways, but there are common symptoms associated with all forms of arthritis.
MediBid helps you get the care you need for arthritis treatment.
MediBid can help you get the best treatment for your arthritis by letting you compare costs and benefits of different facilities and doctors who want to treat your condition. You can get estimated costs on procedures such as:
- Laboratory Diagnostics (Blood Testing)
Instead of spending hours on the phone calling different doctors, you can simply tell us what kind of care you’re looking for and we’ll connect you with the appropriate provider. MediBid is an excellent way to find exactly the kind of care that fits your needs, whether it’s a short term or long-term solution.