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What is underlying cause of arthritis?

What is underlying cause of arthritis?

Arthritis: Cause is multifactorial: approximately 70% genetic and 30% environmental, including trauma and infection. ...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


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I want to address the cause of arthritis?

I want to address the cause of arthritis?

We all would: We actually know the cause of very few types of arthritis. Gouty arthritis caused by increased uric acid, septic arthritis by an infection, traumatic arthritis caused by injury...There are a few more. The more common, such as degenerative we blame on "old age" or biomechanical factors. If you have a specific type you are wondering about let us know. ...Read more

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What causes roaming versus regular arthritis?

What causes roaming versus regular arthritis?

RA plus others: Migratory arthritis is not uncommon in early RA prior to the onset of chronic disease. Gout under the right circumstances can be migratory moving from joint to joint. Certain infectious forms of arthritis may be migratory, such as gonorrhea, and viral disease such as parvovirus b19. Psoriatic arthritis can be migratory in the chronic since involving different joints at different times. ...Read more

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What may cause gouty arthritis?

What may cause gouty arthritis?

Several: Gout is caused by a problem of purine( a type of protein) metabolism. We all produce purine but it is the build up of it in the body that may cause a gouty attack. For certain people they may produce too much of it and or they may not get rid of it fast enough so it build up in the body usually around the joints( big toe). Poor kidney function, eating too much fish/meat and drinking are factors. ...Read more

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B12 defiency can cause anorexia?

B12 defiency can cause anorexia?

Generally not but if: B12 deficiency is relatively common and if mild, often cause no symptoms. If deficiency is chronic and more severe, anemia may develop, fatigue, irritability, and nerve damage may occur. Severe deficiency can lead to dementia as well. Any of these condition, if severe, can cause secondary etc..B12 is an important vitamin and treatment is relatively easy/inexpensive..Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause arthritis in the neck?

What can cause arthritis in the neck?

Trauma, mileage: Cervical spondylosis, or neck arthritis can be of several types. The most common is degenerative, the result of accrued 'mileage' on the neck joints. This can arise from repetitive motion or joint stresses from poor posture. A neck or head injury, or "whiplash" can accelerate the degenrative changes & cause premature arthritis in the neck. Other causes include rheumatoid, ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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Which arthritis drugs can cause cancer?

Which arthritis drugs can cause cancer?

See details: This may be a slight increased risk of lymphoma with use of methotrexate and the numerous biologics. The risk for other cancers is not increased. ...Read more

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Do meats cause rheumatism and arthritis?

Do meats cause rheumatism and arthritis?

No!: No evidence, other than anecodotal, shows a direct link. I have been on a low-carb diet which is heavy in meat (red) since 1996. I am down from 238 to 194, my med school weight, and go to my website to see what i do. I'm 62. (www.Drnamey.Com). But most importantly, no. Mixing fat and carbs it lethal! ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...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