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Seconds Matter - World Arthritis Day

Premier Bathrooms are raising awareness for World Arthritis Day (12th October 2016) with their 'Seconds Matter' awareness campaign.  The campaign is to bring awareness to us on what it can be like to live with the disease, Arthristis. Did you realise that a simple thing like getting out of bed can be a big challenge? or simply trying to take a bath can be daunting?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks normal joint tissues, causing inflammation of the joint lining.  The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. It's a disease that affects people of all ages across the UK. 

To mark World Arthritis Day 2016 and to put themselves “in someone else’s shoes” Premier Bathrooms have simulated what it would be like to live with arthritis – by challenging a guy to wear an arthritis simulation suit that is designed to demonstrate what it is like to live with the disease.

Arthritis can really affect how quickly and easily you do everyday chores. The simplest of movements can be painful and challenging - the below video demonstrates this.

The video shows 2 able-bodied twins with one of the twins wearing the simulated suit.  It follows them both as they start their day,  to compare and highlight the struggles people with arthritis endure on a daily basis.

 

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. It is debilitating and cruel illness that inflicts pain and stops you right in your tracks. It's progressive and floods your body like a dam breaking it's banks. You can donate to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and seeing all of the amazing work that they carry out by clicking here

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