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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Difficult to answer: Depends: more/different medicine, cortisone injections, more/different exercise, consider surgical intervention.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Resubmit: Your question is difficult to understand. Do you mean to ask about side effects of treatments for RA or which treatments are available for problem dis ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Several things!: Omega-3 fatty acis, calcium, vitamin d3 and zinc! these will help in food or as supplements. Stay as active as possible, and avoid teraumatic activiti ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
50 years experience Rheumatology
Multiple medications: It is documented that early, agrressive therapy is indicated in RA and results in much better outcome as opposed to delaying agrressive therapy(as was ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Most information: And use of Ayurveda is mostly india and sri lanka. Main options for osteoarthritis ware diet, moderate exercise, avoid fried oily spicy foods. Apply ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
19 years experience Rheumatology
Lots of treatments: There are many treatment options for psoriatic arthritis, see a rheumatologist to help you pick the one(s) that fit you best.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
There are none!: I know of no alternative rx. There may non-main steam therapies, such as the tetracyclines, but they have well published studies. I believe most, if n ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes but ... : Yes, but is a question that can vary with the medications you are on! need to know this.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Several Possible: Methotrexate and sulfasalazine are effective treatment options. Additional options are biologic dmards , which are tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Though rheumatoid arthritis is not curable, there are now many treatments that dramatically lessen the symptoms of arthritis. If the disease is treate ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many ways!: First, it is no longer called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, but juvenile idiopathic arthritis, because it is not rheumatoid arthritis in children! t ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Can be: Certainly can be.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: JRA is arbitrarily defined as rheumatoid arthritis starting before the age 16 and adult RA as starting at age 16 or later. RA does not cause chronic k ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Psoriatic arthritis: Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein tha ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Many patients: Rheumatoid arthritis can often be controlled with some of the newer medications including enbrel (etanercept). Many patients are saved from irreversib ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
A clinical diagnosis: A combination of history, physical exam and laboratory results.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Second line.: While Enbrel (etanercept) can be used alone, it works better in tandem with methotrexate. It is given by subcutaneous injection once per week, the do ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Seck
16 years experience Pediatrics
Complicated: There are different types of jra (now frequently called juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and different groups have set criteria. No way to list them al ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: There is no specific blood test to diagnose jra.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Very effective.: But frequently unecessary in most of my RA patients. Combinations inclduing mtx with sulfasalazine, hydroxychlorquine, perhaps doxycycline, or Leflun ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Joint inflammation: The mayo clinic has a great patient education article on the condition: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00018.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Kids with JIA: Kids require aggressive treatment to prevent growth abnormalities and to put their disease into remission. There is no cure now and it is not self-li ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: The biologic drugs, of which the tnf inhibitors are one , are new and exciting medications that are changing the course of RA by interfering with the ... Read More
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