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Are Oysters Bad For People With Rheumatoid Arthritis
I disagree!: While r aw oysters may carry certain viruses, most are carefully monitored. Cooked oyesters do not have this issue. Oysters contain more zinc than any other food, and zinc is the most important mineral for a strong immune syndrome. It has been shown that zinc helps ra, but several invesitgators, including peter simpkin, md at the university of washington. The 3-omegas help, too!See 1 more doctor answer
A condition where there 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
I have rheumatoid arthritis and live in Ky. I have the opp to move to FL. Would that help my RA symptoms where it hurts so bad in the winter months?
RA: Yes definitely. But not all patients get this benefit. I would suggest that you try this in the winter months and see if you get benefit. Also Sea water pool also helps. None of this is based on science - but on numerous patient reports.
Probably not: Those who like to use marijuana for medical purposes say marijuana has pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing properties. They say mj is useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis. However, it is unknown whether or not mj is less effective or has worse side effects than the currently available legal prescription and over-the-counter medicines; which have known purities, ingredients, and effects.See 3 more doctor answers
Probably not: Pain in the last joint of your fingeris typical of osteoarthritis (o.A.) which would be more common at your age. Sometimes people even get little lumps at that last finger joint called heberdeen's nodes. R.A. Tends to cause more soft tissue swelling with inflammation; the joints might actuaaly look a little red and be tender or warm. O.A. Can cause stiffness particularly after rest.See 1 more doctor answer
URTI and flares: A possibility but not definitive or highly probable. Flares can be triggered by many and any things. Drink plenty of fluids/electrolytes and rest a lot which helps mitigate flares. Good luck
My wife has extreme pain in her shoulder and wrist on opposite sides bad enough to make her cry re doc thought it might be rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatism?: Polyarthralgia it is called and can be due to systemic arthritis like RA. But, need know lab tests, age, occupation, history of injury, bone density, symptoms, tenderness to pressure, numbness, weakness, duration and response to OTC meds and much more. Take some Aleve (naproxen) and get tested if it persists.
My mom has rheumatoid arthritis. She wants to be healthier but her joints hurt her extremely bad for her to even move. What can she do for fitness?
I have rheumatoid arthritis in my right knee an the pain is so bad that it radiates down 2 my feet an up 2 my thigh. Is this normal? Or get it checked
I have rheumatoid arthritis in two disk in my neck. Could that be the reason for my right arm pain. The xray does not show why my arm hurt so bad.
The RA affects the -: Whole body and arms specifically, alone or from neck. Xrays of the neck will confirm spondylosis but not the disks themselves. Xray of arm may not show a cause of pain in it, except excluding a number of them. Mri neck will confirm disc herniation ; if its causing a nerve to be pinched. If so, then that might be a reason of your pain. Otherwise other causes will need to be found with an exam.
23 Male. Keep waking up with sore, visibly red and inflamed middle pinky joint. Hurts pretty badly, eventually lessens during the day. Definitely its worst when I wake up. Scared its onset Rheumatoid Arthritis. What are the other possibilities?
Other arthritis: There are other types of arthritis, including run-of-the-mill osteoarthritis (OA, generic "arthritis"), infections (viral, Lyme disease, TB, Neisseria - latter 3 can be treated), paraneoplastic arthritis (related to cancer), lupus or other autoimmune conditions, & arthritis related to gout, crystal disease, or other systemic disease (IBD). RA runs in families. Recommend seeing your doctor soon.
Had a bad flare. Doc put me on prednisone cause X-ray showed inflamation. Waiting on blood test for rheumatoid arthritis. Is it norm to still feel bad?
Yes: RA is not diagnosed be a blood test or X- Ray. The diagnostic criterea include lab as well as the duration of symptoms and the features on your physical examination. Make sure you are diagnosed by someone with experience in this disease.
Yes: Steroids play a role in both the short and longterm treatment of ra. We use steroids for flares of the disease but also in newly diagosised patients to get control of disease. The higher the dose and longer use of Prednisone increases the potential side effects of ra. The good news we have multiple other medications to treat RA and we use these meds to try and get patient off or down on steroids.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: But other drugs should be tried first, and they usually work. Methotrexate failure is usually a requisite.
None: There are no specific reactions related to a person having rheumatoid arthritis. However, if they are on immunosupressive medications, they should not receive live vaccines.
Hand Exercises: The best hand exercises are to improve and maintain range of motion. Getting a soft rubber ball and squeezing it helps with establishing motion and strengthening. Also getting small objects, such as marbles and picking them up individually works more with fine motor control.See 1 more doctor answer
Why do people with rheumatoid arthritis get scleritis so often? My mom has RA and also always seems to have eye problems, particularly scleritis flare-ups. Why is this so common in RA patients? .
Not too common: The sclera, just like the joint lining, is a connective tissue. The same immune response can happen in the eye as well. Scleritis is becoming more rare as the tnf medications (humira, cimzia, (certolizumab pegol) Remicade but not enbrel) decrease scleritis greatly.See 1 more doctor answer
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