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Can you tell me if there are ways to control rheumatoid arthritis without medicine?

Can you tell me if there are ways to control rheumatoid arthritis without medicine?

No: Genes have been activate, producing an army of immune cells attacking your joints and sometimes other areas. Attempts with diet have failed so far. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Can there be ways to control rheumatoid arthritis without medicine?

Can there be ways to control rheumatoid arthritis without medicine?

Medications are best: For patients with ra, there are medicines than can help with the symptoms, but there are now disease modifying medicines that can actually stop the disease and joint damage from progressing. You should discuss the severity of your RA with a rheumatologist and learn the best options for you. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep my rheumatoid arthritis under control while trying to become pregnant?

What are ways to keep my rheumatoid arthritis under control while trying to become pregnant?

Easy to control: Usually patients with rheumatoid arthritis do better with pregnancy and if not they could always use a small dose of steroids and hydroixychloroquine can be continued . If the syptoms still cannot be control then other decision need to be taken. ...Read more

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I take Elavil (amitriptyline) ( Amitriptyline ) along with my Rheumatoid arthritis medications 2 control pain but it causes morning headaches.How 2 stop these headach?

I take Elavil (amitriptyline) ( Amitriptyline ) along with my Rheumatoid arthritis medications 2 control pain but it causes morning headaches.How 2 stop these headach?

Headaches may result: from all 3 meds Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (acetaminophen/hydrocodone), Elavil (amitriptyline), rheumatoid arthritis, Iron deficiency anemia, ovarian cyst and stress. Using amitriptyline together with hydrocodone may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Seek evaluation. Use lifestyle changes and stress reduction. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery? My rheumatoid arthritis requires me to take steroid medication to keep it under control. I would like to have vision correction surgery for advanced myop

How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery? My rheumatoid arthritis requires me to take steroid medication to keep it under control. I would like to have vision correction surgery for advanced myop

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, rheumatoid arthritis is an absolute contraindication for laser vision correction. In fact, anyone with an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis is not considered a candidate for laser vision correction at this time. If you are considering vision corrective surgery, your best option would be a refractive lens exchange given your condition, but you would need to be evaluated by an eye surgeon to establish your candidacy for this procedure. ...Read more

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What can I do for controlling rheumatoid arthritis?

What can I do for controlling rheumatoid arthritis?

Controlling RA: Dear Chitra: Fortunately there is much you and your physician can do to control RA. The current paradigm is treating to target, that is, we can achieve remission of joint inflammation and limit damage and at the same time keeping the patient active and well. Explore the many disease modifying options with your rheumatologist. I also encourage patients to explore dietary changes and include Omega-3 ...Read more

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How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

By seeing..: A rheumatologist and getting placed on an appropriate combination of "remitting agents. Injections of Prednisone like steroids should give you very quick relief, but this is not the long term solution! ...Read more

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What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more

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


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more