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Does Turmeric Curcumin work for arthritis?

Does Turmeric Curcumin work for arthritis?

Maybe: Curcumin is an antioxidant, however it has not been scientifically tested for arthritis. It is certainly delicious and there's no reason not to use it in seasoning your food. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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


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Is tumeric good for arthritis?

Is tumeric good for arthritis?

Yes: The chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation). Turmeric is a plant. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomachbloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.Do not over use becuase they have also side effects. ...Read more

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Are japanese garlic tablets effective for arthritis?

Are japanese garlic tablets effective for arthritis?

I know of no-: -literature that supports that claim. Certainly would cause no harm to try it. ...Read more

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Is there anybody taking anti-tfn infliximab for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is there anybody taking anti-tfn infliximab for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many patients!: Results are very good, particulary when used alone and better with methotrexate. The dirrence with Remicade (infliximab) is that it blocks the tnf-a receptor, rather than binding tnf-a itself, but it accomplishes the same thing. It's infusion intervals are longer, because the turnover of recptors is slower than the production of tnf-a itself. A good choice for those who do not want to inject themselves sc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take enbrel (etanercept) for arthritis with boswellia?

Is it safe to take enbrel (etanercept) for arthritis with boswellia?

see details: It should be safe but there is no clinical evidence that boswellia has any benefit for RA or any inflammatory arthritis. If i were you, i would stop it. ...Read more

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Is plaquenill safe for arthritis?

Is plaquenill safe for arthritis?

Absolutely: Anxiety over potential eye problems with Hydroxychloroquine is completely unwarranted if the dose is kept below 6mg/kg (2.2lbs) of body weight. Apart from some stomach quiziies, I have never stopped this drug, as long as it demonstrated it is working. Shown effective in ra, sle, and other ctd's. ...Read more

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Is zostavax effective for rheumatoid arthritis patients?

Is zostavax effective for rheumatoid arthritis patients?

EFFECTIVE BUT: Yes it is effective to prevent Herpes Zoster even for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients as long as they are not immunosuppressed If immunosuppressed due to therapy than you can not give this vaccine as there is risk of disseminated Herpes Zoster.It is contraindicated ...Read more

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How good is enbrel (etanercept) for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

How good is enbrel (etanercept) for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Very effective.: But frequently unecessary in most of my RA patients. Combinations inclduing mtx with sulfasalazine, hydroxychlorquine, perhaps doxycycline, or Leflunomide should be tried before starting enbrel, (etanercept) unless you have overwhelming inflammatory disease. Noenthless, Enbrel (etanercept) with mtx is better than either alone! ...Read more

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Is naproxen good for osteo arthitis?

Is naproxen good for osteo arthitis?

Naproxen: it can help with osteoarthritis. consult with your doctor about the right dose. it can cause stomach ulcers, and may affect your kidney function if taken for a long time in big doses. ...Read more

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How effective is naproxen (Aleve) for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

It varies from : Person to person. Currently there isn't a favorite NSAIDs for treating AS at this time as long as you use it at anti inflammatory dose. Therefore, for Aleve (naproxen) is 2 tabs twice a day at schedule dose not as needed base. If it does not work you may try a different NSAIDs. Once again, take extra precaution with long term use of NSAIDs as it may cause kidney failure, gastric ulcer, cardiovascular issue. ...Read more

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For juvenile arthritis is methotrexate safe?

For  juvenile arthritis is  methotrexate  safe?

Very safe!: Although i frequently use other agents for jia, i frequently add mtx to the therapeutic mix. Considering that the dose should be lower, i still favor the subcutaneous route rather than oral. However, I have not had serious issues with mtx and children. Make sure they get supplemental folic acid! ...Read more

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Is meloxicam tablets good for arthritis?

Is meloxicam tablets good for arthritis?

Very good!: Provides pain relief for 24 hrs, but if inflammation is present, other meds are needed! ...Read more

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Are people taking fish oil for rheumatoid arthritis?

Are people taking fish oil for rheumatoid arthritis?

YES!: Fish oil and flaxseed oil contain 3-omega fatty acids which improve inflammation, make the blood less likely to clot, and inprove certain aspects of metabolic syndrome, including raising good cholesterol (hdl), and lowering triglycerides. Remeber, inflammation in the body increases Insulin resistance. All thes effects are best potentiated with omega-3 intake of 1500mg per day and higher! ...Read more

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Which drug is best, mobic (meloxicam) or celebrax for arthritis and osteo?

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Which drug is best, mobic (meloxicam) or celebrax for arthritis and osteo?

NSAIDS: Meloxicam and Celebrex (celecoxib) are non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. They are both effective medications for arthritis. The effectiveness varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Which medicine is good for rheumatoid arthritis?

See rheumatologist: There are many meds. You need a comprehensive program to lessen the damage to your joints. Included are nsaids, prednisone, Methotrexate , embral and many others. These are only given by a doctor that will monitor you long term to help lessen the bad side effects and change drugs when response is not good. Find a good rheumatologist! ...Read more

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How is enbrel (etanercept) used for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

How is enbrel (etanercept) used for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Second line.: While Enbrel (etanercept) can be used alone, it works better in tandem with methotrexate. It is given by subcutaneous injection once per week, the dose being dependent on body size. It is also indicated for psoriatic arthritis and spondylitis. Most insurers want the patient to have been on lesser drugs. These would include incomplete response to mtx, sfz, and ho-q. It binds to tnf-alpha, which caues inflamm. ...Read more

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What dmard is recommended for psoriatic arthritis?

What dmard is recommended for psoriatic arthritis?

Several Possible: Methotrexate and sulfasalazine are effective treatment options. Additional options are biologic dmards , which are tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, examples are embrel, humera and remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more