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Are oysters bad for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

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! ...Read more

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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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Is marijuana bad for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is marijuana bad for rheumatoid arthritis?

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. ...Read more

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I think I have rheumatoid arthritis. The ends of my fingers hurt so bad sometimes.

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. ...Read more

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Could having a bad cold cause a flare up in things like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

Could having a bad cold cause a flare up in things like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

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 ...Read more

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What can cause very bad rheumatoid arthritis pain in my knees?

What can cause very bad rheumatoid arthritis pain in my knees?

Other : Ra should not have predilection to larger joints such as knees. Other things such as osteoarthritis or degenerative joints, gout/pseudo gout, tendonapahy, infection are some causes. ...Read more

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Is there a direct correlation between bad sleeping habits and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Is there a direct correlation between bad sleeping habits and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

None!: Keep in mind that pain can interfere with sleep. However, no liink exists between sleep habits and developing juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which is really not rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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 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

Get it checked: If the pain is bad enough that you, with your history of RA, are questioning it, I would suggest you get it checked out. 36 seems young for severe RA pain, so might be something else. A lumbar pinched nerve is one possibility, among several. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Customized plan: Not all patients have the same tolerance to all activities. For my patients, I often recommend starting with low impact exercise, especially swimming and resistance training in the form of Pilates or yoga. The important thing is she finds what she can do comfortably to stay active. ...Read more

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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more