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How Does Caffeine Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis
How does caffeine affect rheumatoid arthritis? Can drinking coffee (other common drugs) cause or aggravate rheumatoid arthritis?
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
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. Not all patients with RA have positive blood tests. Occasionally, blood tests are done a few times. ...Read more
I have had arthritis since I was 2 but i don't have rheumatoid arthritis since I had a blood test done. Help?
Rheumatologist: You need to see a board certified rheumatologist for an examination and testing and advice. There are several kinds of arthritis in childhood and a negative test for rheumatoid arthritis doesn't have as much meaning as in adults. And even in adults you can see rheumatoid arthritis with a negative e Rheumatoi Factor. ...Read more
I don't have rheumatoid arthritis, but have been diagnosed with arthritis. Will steroids help me with this pain?
What to do about rheumatoid arthritis running in my family, I can't go a night without waking up from the pain in my shoulders. is there any medication that can help?
Be checked: Well, for one thing you could be checked to see if you have RA. If you do, there are medications that can help. I am also a firm believer in the antiinflammatory properties associated with a whole food type diet. Consider giving it a try and if it works you can recommend it to your family members. ...Read more
Wrong diagnosis: Diagnosis is wrong or your activities prevent it from working, but medications don't always work. Your doctor should be able to provide direction. ...Read more
Rheumatoid arthritis -- i don't know whether I have or not, very much confused. What are the tests?
Many options : There are dozens of medications for rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatologists usually start with a milder, less toxic medication like Methotrexate and add additional therapies as needed. Sometimes it takes trying 6 or more drugs until an effective regimen is found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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