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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
Different conditions: Fibromyalgia and RA are very different, so the medications that work for one, may not work for the other. Antidepressants such as duloxetine (cymbalta) or others are frequently helpful for chronic pain. Exercise can also be helpful for chronic pain. See a rheumatologist if you haven't already. ...Read more
I have rheumatoid arthritis and i take HCQS tablets and my face start getting a darker what i can i use to not make my face look so dark?
Drug/Sun v Disease: Avoid prolonged sun exposure with HCQS tablets. Wear a broad-brimmed hat outside. Read package insert. Some people with inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis can also have skin changes. You can discuss with your rheumatologist or see a dermatologist. Since it is your face, you should follow through. ...Read more
I have rheumatoid arthritis & was passenger in car accident june 9th and I am still stiff like the day it happened. Is this normal with arthritis?
I have rheumatoid arthritis and live in Ky. I have the opp to move to FL. Would that help my RA symptoms where it hurts so bad in the winter months?
RA: Yes definitely. But not all patients get this benefit. I would suggest that you try this in the winter months and see if you get benefit. Also Sea water pool also helps. None of this is based on science - but on numerous patient reports. ...Read more
I went to get tested to see if I have rheumatoid arthritis and the result came back positive. What does Rheumatoid Factor H12 mean? < 10 kU/L (range)
You cannot : Your rheumatologist is specially trained to diagnose and treat arthritic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Ere are many conditions that mimic rheumatoid arthritis. Not having a firm diagnosis can be frustrating for the patient and doctor. This is a common situation in rheumatology. Try to be patient. Often over time as you build a relationship with a rheumatologist, the diagnosis emerges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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