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I would like advice on rheumatoid arthiritis or vitamin d deficiency.?

I would like advice on rheumatoid arthiritis or vitamin d deficiency.?

????: If you have RA, see a rheumatologist and get it treated. If your vitamin D level islow, take vitamin D supplements. There is no association between the two. ...Read more

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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


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What is rheumatism?

What is rheumatism?

Outdated term: We no longer use the term rheumatism as it previously referred to multiple conditions that affected joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even nerves. In some cases, it meant rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes rheumatism?

What causes rheumatism?

Osteoarthritis: Rheumatism is an older generic term for arthritic type of aches and pains. It is not a specific diagnosis. It can have many causes but most often is a term used for osteoarthritic pain. ...Read more

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What is a rheumatoid module?

What is a rheumatoid module?

See below: I believe you mean rheumatoid nodule? If so, they are soft tissue nodules caused by the same autoimmune reactions that cause rheumatoid arthritis. They are not dangerous in and of themselves, but if you have rheumatoid arthritis, make sure you are getting treated. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Rheumatoid factor339 what that actually means?

Rheumatoid: The rf elevation reflects an antibody measurement. If you have symptoms and signs of arthritis and this blood test result then you might have rheumatoid arthritis. However, an elevated rf does occur in other conditions, in particular other autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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What causes rheumatism artritis?

What causes rheumatism artritis?

Genes, environment: The complete answer is unknown, but this is certainly a genetic disease. We have known to quite some time that RA clusters within families. There are non-genetic causes (environment), such as smoking, that also increases the risk of developing ra. The arthritis foundation has a webpage that attempts to answer this question: http://www.Arthritis.Org/who-gets-rheumatoid-arthritis.Php. ...Read more

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What is the cause of rheumatoid athritis?

What is the cause of rheumatoid athritis?

Genetics and enviro: Ra is an autoimmune disease that is partly genetic and is thought to be triggered by enviromental factors most of which are unknown. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for rheumatoid athritis?

Is there any cure for rheumatoid athritis?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid athritis a verydangerous kind of arthritis?

Is rheumatoid athritis a verydangerous kind of arthritis?

Yes if not rxed: These days if diagnosed and treated early and aggressively not likely. There are now wonderful relatively safe treatments to prevent the dangerous complications of ra. ...Read more

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What is rheumatoid arthritis?

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Arthritis means inflammation of joints. RA is a common form of arthritis. (There are various other causes of arthritis and RA is just one cause.) About 1 in 100 people develop RA at some stage in their lives. It can happen to anyone. It is not an hereditary disease. It can develop at any age, but most commonly starts between the ages of 40 and 60.http://patient.info/health/rheumatoid-arthritis-leaflet ...Read more

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