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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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Is joint pain caused by osteoarthritis called Arthralgia?

Is joint pain caused by osteoarthritis called Arthralgia?

Yes, but...: Arthralgia is a general term that refers to pain in a joint. Osteoarthritis is one cause of arthralgia, but there are many other illnesses and conditions that lead to joint pain. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause patello femoral syndrome?

Can arthritis cause patello femoral syndrome?

Yes: Significant arthritic damage on the back of your patella could be causing pain in that joint but, you are relatively young but you want to make sure nothing else could be causing your pain. I would suggest an orthopedic exam and xrays of the affected area. ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis be hereditary?

Can rheumatoid arthritis be hereditary?

No: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not herititary, in that you do not inherit it directly. However certain genes can increase ones chance of developing it.It is most likely that RA develops in genetically susceptible people who are exposed to some enviromental trigger which sets off the disease process. ...Read more

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Can nuclear bone scans distinguish between joint inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation caused by lupus? If so, how?

Can nuclear bone scans distinguish between joint inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation caused by lupus? If so, how?

It can't: Unfortunately the bone scans cannot differentiate between cancer, inflammation or infection. Those conditions both would/could cause a lot swelling of the synovium which would just show up as a flaring on the bone scan, not different from each other. ...Read more

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Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Liver disease: There are many causes of liver disease; alcohol is just one of them. Infectious agents for example, can cause problems such as hepatitis a, b, and or c. A chronically fat liver can also cause problems for the patient long-term. ...Read more

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Can certain diets affect rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?

Can certain diets affect rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats might help reduce symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis: But the research studies supporting this benefit have depended on the test subjects' memories of what they had eaten, which could be faulty. And this type of diet often results in weight loss, which can independently reduce stress on joints and improve arthritis symptoms. Some people have also tried eliminating certain foods from their diets — such as wheat, bacon or pork, milk, rye, beef, or coffee. But the benefits of this practice have been difficult to quantify scientifically. Avoiding certain foods that seem to worsen your symptoms may be worth trying, but don't exclude whole food groups or large numbers of foods without consulting a registered dietitian or your doctor. ...Read more

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Which health conditions can cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

Which health conditions can cause joint stiffness other than arthritis?

Infections: Rheumatoid arthritis can start at any age. Ghonorrhea can do this as well as other infections google it. The list is long. If hot and red see a doctor soon if it goes away on it's own that does not mean the problem is over.It can be deeper in the body and more dangerous. ...Read more

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Are some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation of cartilage?

No: The inflammatory process in RA is in the synovium (the tissue that lines the joint). Cartilage damage can occur secondary to this inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Could seronegative juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause..?

Could seronegative juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause..?

What?: You did not finish the question, but there are many rheumatologic features and systemic features of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, now called juvenile idiopathic arthritis, since most juvenile arthritis patients do not have ra! ask again, so i can help. ...Read more

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Can endocrine problems cause osteoarthritis?

Can endocrine problems cause osteoarthritis?

Yes: Hypercortisilinemia can cause osteoarthritis. Hypoparathyroidism can lead to degenerative athritis. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated CRP levels?

Can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated CRP levels?

Not so! Fibromyalgia: Fibro and osteoarthritis are non inflammatory! CRP is not elevated with these. If CRP is elevated, look elsewhere! ...Read more

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Can rheumatiod arthritis cause? Organ failure?

Can rheumatiod arthritis cause? Organ failure?

Not really!: Rheumatoid vasculitis, increasingly rare, particularly associated with cryoglobulins, might harm organs-but rare. The most common organ issue identified with RA is slow developing pulmonary fibrosis which I have seen and which can cause death. Still rare. ...Read more

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Which type of negative blood conditions can be caused by arthritis?

Which type of negative blood conditions can be caused by arthritis?

See details: It depends on the cause of the arthritis. Low white count, various types of anemia and a low platelet counts are just some of the possibilities. ...Read more

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Is bursitis caused by overuse?

Often: Bursitis is a general term that means inflammation of a bursa. The most common causes are overuse, direct trauma to the bursa, and infection. ...Read more

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Could rheumatoid arthritis cause pleurisy?

Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder that can affect internal organs including the pleura ( lining around the lungs). It it occurs, the result is rheumatoid pleurisy. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more