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What are some mind/body therapies for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some mind/body therapies for rheumatoid arthritis?

Reduce stress: Ra is an autoimmune disease which has a prolonged and devastating disease course if untreated. Reducing stress to the body in addition to meds can help. Alternative therapies including chi gong, yoga, meditation, acupuncture to calm stress can help as adjunct. ...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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Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head ? some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head ? some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Humira (adalimumab) and lupus: Anti-TNFs drugs have been associated with Lupus. But it may also be other conditions like fungus ,eczema. impetigo. Could try over the counter selsun blue see if helps .Discuss with rheumatologist , http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/7/716.full.pdf ...Read more

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What causes a rheumatoid arthritis to show up?

What causes a rheumatoid arthritis to show up?

We don't know....: Prior infectious mononucleosis appears to be necessary. Age and sex are important. Uncommon before 18, usually age of onset 35, and 7-10 x more likely in women than men. The cxuase remanes unknown. Good treatments exist to put virtually all patients in remission. ...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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What causes juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Autoimmune: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking the joints instead of fighting intruders like bacteria and viruses. Genetic factors play a role in risk for developing autoimmune diseases. Exposure to certain viruses may play a role as well. ...Read more

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Why is rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation? What causes the inflammation?

Why is rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation? What causes the inflammation?

Because it's 1 of--: -autoimmune diseases, & these R characterized as inflammatory diseases. The cause is not fully known. There R many diseases that R so classified such as lupus.erythema nodosum (sp). The response is actually the body's immune system gone wild, & attacks the host body. ...Read more

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What are the causes of limb deformities in rheumatoid arthritis ?

What are the causes of limb deformities in rheumatoid arthritis ?

Uncontrolled disease: Limb deformities occur in rheumatoid arthritis when inflammation has led to physical destruction of the joint so it can't move properly. This can lead to contracture (can't move it through full normal range of motion), joint dislocation if the integrity of the joint is compromised, or even collapsed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious and potentially deforming disease so it must be treated. ...Read more

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Female Rheumatoid Arthritis patient for the past 3 years. recently developed urge incontinence problem. Tried antibiotics no relief. What are the possible causes?

Female Rheumatoid Arthritis patient for the past 3 years. recently  developed urge  incontinence problem. Tried antibiotics no relief. What are the possible causes?

Urge incontinence: Urge to void accompanied by involuntary leakage of urine. More common in older women. It is believed to result from detrusor overactivity, leading to involuntary detrusor muscle contractions during bladder filling. This may be secondary to neurologic diseases, abnormal bladder, or idiopatic. This detrusor muscle overactivity is found in 21% of healthy, continent, community-dwelling elderly ...Read more

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What causes a rheumatoid arthritis flare?

Several factors: Stress one frequently reported factor in rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups is stress.Some foods can trigger arthritis flare-ups. Among these, cow's milk is the most often cited, but shrimp, wheat and some meats, hen's eggs and codfish also are implicated. Echinacea echinacea has been cited as a possible cause of flare-ups in those with rheumatoid arthritis, . ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...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