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Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Yes: Arthritis can be from many things like ghonorrhea, rheumatoid, lupus, some cancers. Many of these things can casue heart problems and of course other things depending on the kind of arthritis. ...Read more

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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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Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.

Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.

Yes many types: You need to see a rheumatologist to clarify what you have . This could be muscular, or joint. If it is rapid we would worry about infection but it may not be that at all. You need to get this clarified as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What's the cause of the disease rheumatic arthritis and what is the medicine for its cure?

What's the cause of the disease rheumatic arthritis and what is the medicine for its cure?

Name: Rheumatoid arthritis. "rheumatic" is an adjective. Confusingly, "rheumatic fever" features an arthritis; it's a completely different disease. There are many resources for you on rheumatoid arthritis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of arthritis is caused by Lyme disease?

What kind of arthritis is caused by Lyme disease?

Specific: It is specific to Lyme disease is called Lyme Disease arthritis. It is not rheumatoid or osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for arthritis that causes pain in the head, similar to hypertension symptoms?

What is the medical term for arthritis that causes pain in the head, similar to hypertension symptoms?

Arteritis: You may be referring to temporal arteritis which is classically an inflammation of the temporal artery(other arteries may be involved) and typically manifested by scalp tenderness, temporal pain, jaw pain when chewing, and visual disturbances. ...Read more

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What is the latest understanding for the cause of autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis)?

What is the latest understanding for the cause of autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis)?

Nobody Knows: We are not sure what gets the ball rolling, but autoimmune disease in general is a case of "misprogramming" in which the immune system begins to incorrectly recognize the body's own tissues (joints in the case of ra) as though they were foreign. It then attacks them as it would any invading substance. Smoking definitely raises the risk of ra, though we don't know why! ...Read more

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Every morning i wake up with a stiff neck and have no arthritis or similar diseases. My pillows are confortable and have no ac. What are some causes?

Every morning i wake up with a stiff neck and have no arthritis or similar diseases. My pillows are confortable and have no ac. What are some causes?

As we enter middle : Age, there is some degeneration of the structures of the cervical spine which may not be apparent on x-rays but do develop and can lead to this stiffness feeling. You can try some simple range of motion exercises and isometric stengthening ones and sleep with only one thin pillow. If it is still annoying, then try otc meds before going to sleep if no medical contraindications ...Read more

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What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

The : The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is going on; in addition antibiotics kill a lot of the good bacteria, which gives the yeast an optimal environment to flourish in. Fortunately there are good treatments available. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other

What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other

Autoimmune disorders: Both juvenile idiopathic arthritis and hypothyroidism (caused by thyroiditis) can have autoimmune etiology. There is increased incidence of hypothyroidism in patients with jia when compared to matched normal controls. Another autoimmune disorder celiac bowel disease is also increased in jia. ...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