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How Do I Know If I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis Or Osteo Arthritis
A condition where there 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
Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis.. ...Read more
Yes: As a rheumatologist I have many patients on this med. The overwhelming majority experience excellent results. ...Read more
I have rheumatoid arthritis. Consuming nimsulide tablets help reduce pain. Can i take them regularly? I have heard that should not be used much.
See details: Nimesulide is an NSAID somewhat similar to celebrex (celecoxib). It should be used only as directed. Overuse can lead to significant GI and kidney problems. If you have RA you definitely should not smoke. Tobacco use makes things much worse. You do not list your meds but it sounds as if your RA is not well controlled. You need to discuss this with a rheumatologist and be on meds to better control the disease. ...Read more
Have a baby: Sure .Talk it over with your OB and or rheumatologist good luck. ...Read more