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Do tomatoes contain something that worsens arthritis?

Do tomatoes contain something that worsens arthritis?

Depends: Some people have food sensitivities to tomatoes. The only way to know for sure if a certain type of food increases your joint pain is to eliminate it from your diet. If the symptoms go away or get better you ca reintroduce the food and see if the symptoms return. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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What is the substance in tomatoes that make arthritis worse?

What is the substance in tomatoes that make arthritis worse?

Glycoalkaloids.: According to a study conducted in 1993 by childers, eating nightshade foods (tomatoes) results in "a buildup of cholinesterase inhibiting glycoalkaloids and may cause inflammation, muscle spasms, pain, and stiffness." the less cholinesterase the body produces as it ages, the less agile the body will be. Therefore, anything that additionally inhibits cholinersterase will add to joint deterioration. ...Read more

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Are tomatos harmful for rheumatoid arthritis?

Are tomatos harmful for rheumatoid arthritis?

No: Studies have shown that nightshades such as tomatoes will not adversely effect ra. ...Read more

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What foods are bad for arthritis?

What foods are bad for arthritis?

High protein: If you are suffering painful arthritis as a result of gout, you should avoid foods that are high in protein. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rheumitoid arthritis and some people say that it can kill you and how bad can it really get?

What to do if I have rheumitoid arthritis and some people say that it can kill you and how bad can it really get?

Don't be afraid: In this day and age it is very uncommon to die from a complication of rheumatoid arthritis and getting less and less common to have the serious deformities. Current treatment in the hands of a Rheumatologist versed in the current drugs used is critical to the patient and he can help you manage the disease and the fears some may tell you about ...Read more

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Can bad arthritis clear up by itself?

Can bad arthritis clear up by itself?

No: Osteoarthritis is the wear and tear type of arthritis that usually involves loss of cartilage and possibly bone. This will not go away on its own. In fact, not many treatments make it better besides controlling pain and ultimately surgery for joint replacement if bad enough. Inflammatory/autoimmune arthritis also does not resolve on its own. Needs treatments with meds that control the immune attack. ...Read more

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How bad does my arthritis have to get before I can get disability?

How bad does my arthritis have to get before I can get disability?

Disability: This really depends on a variety of factors. You will definitely need to see the disability doctor and you may be asked to get an fce. Disability is tough to get in the current anvironment of deficit spending and a government that spend more than it has. ...Read more

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I have arthritis for 4 years. Every years is getting bad. What can I do?

I have arthritis for 4 years. Every years is getting bad. What can I do?

Type of arthritis: There are over 150 types of arthritis. You need to have yours defined. You physician can help you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why does my arthritis get worse when weather's bad?

Why does my arthritis get worse when weather's bad?

Change in pressure: Arthritis pain can get worse when there is a change in weather, sometimes called "weather ache". This is because an arthritic joint is inflamed and has more fluid in. This makes the joint more sensitive to a change in the barometric pressure. If the barometer is falling, it leads to pain and "weather ache". ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink when you have rheumatiod arthritis?

Is it bad to drink when you have rheumatiod arthritis?

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

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What to do if I have arthritis in my hip bad how do I get the pain to stop?

What to do if I have arthritis in my hip bad how do I get the pain to stop?

Depends on cause.: But you need a standing pelvis x-ray to make sure the joint is not worn. If not, I will inject the hip, place the patient on nsaids and exercises.

But make sure it is hip pain. Hip pain is not in the buttock area but in the groin and can go down the anterio-lateral aspect of the thigh to just above the knee. If not there, it is not hip. My patients more often than not do not have "hip" pain! ...Read more

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How does magnetic arthritis jewelry work, and how can you tell the difference between good and bad quality beads?

How does magnetic arthritis jewelry work, and how can you tell the difference between good and bad quality beads?

They don't work: There is no difference, it's all "magic beans." if they worked, would doctors sell them too, so that they could make more money? ...Read more

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My shoulder has been hurting really bad. I dobt have full rotation and it hurts to raise it. Could it be bursitus or arthritis?

My shoulder has been hurting really bad. I dobt have full rotation and it hurts to raise it. Could it be bursitus or arthritis?

Yes: It could be both but arthritis is a chronic condition that occurs over time. Only an exam by your doctor can give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have arthritis, aniemia and raynauds. Is this bad?

Possibly: You need to have this evaluated in order to determine if these issues are all connected. I would urged a rheumatology opinion. A connective tissue disorder such as lupus is one consideration. ...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