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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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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