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Doctor insights on: Are Iron Tablets Good For The Fatigue That Comes With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What is a good diet for someone with rheumatoid arthritis?

What is a good diet for someone with rheumatoid arthritis?

Anti inflammatory: A whole food diet, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, lean protein and healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids found in some fish like salmon. Avoid processed foods, too much sugar, simple carbs, like bread, cookies cakes and crackers.These cause your blood sugar to rise quickly and increase inflammation in your body. Some people do better avoiding nightshade vegetables. ...Read more

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Which natural product is good for rheumatoid arthritis?

Which natural product is good for rheumatoid arthritis?

None: No natural product has any data that it prevent joint damage, deformity and eventual disability. ...Read more

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What is a good pain relief for juvenille rheumatoid arthritis?

What is a  good pain relief for juvenille rheumatoid arthritis?

Anti-inflammatory: Treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis focuses on helping your child maintain a normal level of physical and social activity. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). These medications, such as Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) and Naproxen (aleve), reduce pain and swelling. Stronger nsaids are available by prescription. Side effects include stomach upset and liver problems. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good knee brace for jogging with rheumatoid arthritis?

Don't jog: If you need a brace to jog with your ra, you should not be jogging in the first place. Cycle or swim instead. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises is good with rheumatoid arthritis?

What kind of exercises is good with rheumatoid arthritis?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more

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How good is enbrel (etanercept) for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

How good is enbrel (etanercept) for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Very effective.: But frequently unecessary in most of my RA patients. Combinations inclduing mtx with sulfasalazine, hydroxychlorquine, perhaps doxycycline, or Leflunomide should be tried before starting enbrel, (etanercept) unless you have overwhelming inflammatory disease. Noenthless, Enbrel (etanercept) with mtx is better than either alone! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
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Iron Supplements (Definition)

Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more


Dr. Peter Ihle
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more