Symptoms of Osteoarthritis under control (Contd…)
Being overweight or obese makes Osteoarthritis related knee pain, hip pain etc. worse because the extra weight puts even more strain on your joints, particularly those in your lower limbs that bear your weight. To find out whether or not you are overweight, or obese, you can use the body mass index (BMI) calculator (see the ‘useful links’).
If you are overweight or obese you should try to lose weight by exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet. However, see your doctor before starting a new exercise programme or making any changes to your diet. They will be able to devise an exercise plan that is suitable for you, and give you advice about how to lose weight slowly and safely.
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