A 30-year-old member asked:
How does rheumatoid arthritis cause osteoporosis?
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Specializes in Rheumatology
Inflammation: Inflammation leads to bone loss. Many chronic inflammatory diseases are risk factors for developing osteoporosis. There are other risk factors such as female sex, post-menopause, advanced age, thin body habitus, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption. Ask your primary care physician or your ob/gyn if you need to be screened and/or tested for osteoporosis.
5.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Not directly : It increases the risk of osteoporosis. A large risk factor is if steroids are used in ra.
4.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old member asked:
I have osteoporosis but it acts like symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. What should I do?
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Endocrinology 58 years experience
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
What causes a rheumatoid arthritis to show up?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
We don't know....: Prior infectious mononucleosis appears to be necessary. Age and sex are important. Uncommon before 18, usually age of onset 35, and 7-10 x more likely in women than men. The cxuase remanes unknown. Good treatments exist to put virtually all patients in remission.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What is the cause of rheumatoid arthritis?
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Rheumatology 24 years experience
Cause of RA: The exact cause is unknown. Leading theories are that people with a genetic predisposition are exposed to something in the environment that triggers an abnormal immune response leading to rheumatoid arthritis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What causes a rheumatoid arthritis flare?
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Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Several factors: Stress
one frequently reported factor in rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups is stress.Some foods can trigger arthritis flare-ups. Among these, cow's milk is the most often cited, but shrimp, wheat and some meats, hen's eggs and codfish also are implicated.
echinacea has been cited as a possible cause of flare-ups in those with rheumatoid arthritis, .
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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