As we do not fully understand the cause of JIA, there is no way to prevent its onset. However, the disabilities caused by JIA can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment. A healthy balanced diet and regular exercise are also helpful.
Family members can do several things to help a child with JIA physically and emotionally:
JIA can cause complications such as serious eye inflammation called uveitis. The eye inflammation can sometimes be silent. It is important to recognize this complication early, which highlights the importance of undergoing regular eye checks by an ophthalmologist.
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