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  • Polymyalgia rheumatica is a common condition that causes pain and stiffness in older adults.
  • Symptoms include severe muscle aches and stiffness, unexplained weight loss and fatigue.
  • Some people with polymyalgia rheumatica develop giant cell arteritis (inflammation of the arteries).
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica can be treated effectively with medication and lifestyle changes.

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Reviewed on: 20-08-2019