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How Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect The Body
Rigidity, pain: Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis affects any joint in the body including the back, neck, shoulders, knees, ankles, hips, fingers. It causes chronic pain, and decrease in function of the affected areas usually symmetrical. When the cartilage between the two bones disappears then only replacement of the joint could relieve it. The last resort before surgery is to inject lubricants (hyalgan). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pain, inflammation..: Gout is a type of arthritis. It can effect the joints of your skeletal system. With recurring flairs you can develop deposition of tophi within the joint, the bone around the joint can erode. A typical presentation is pain, redness, and swelling of a great toe joint that lasts 2-14 days. This is triggered by a food or drink. Avoid what causes the flair and your skeletal system won't be effected. ...Read more
Arthritis: Yes, beyond the common wisdom this has been studied: j rheumatol. 2002 feb;29(2):335-8. Influence of weather conditions on rheumatic pain. Strusberg i, mendelberg rc, serra ha, strusberg am. Source centro reumatológico strusberg, cordoba city, cordoba, argentina. Inistrus@hotmail.Com abstract objective: to evaluate the influence of the weather in cordoba city, argentina, on pain in patients with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affect someone during adulthood if it is different from rheumatoid arthritis?
Autoimmune disease: Kawasaki is a type of vasculitis (autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting blood vessels) that can cause prolonged fevers, arthritis, rash, cracked dry lips, swollen "strawberry" tongue, enlarged neck lymph nodes, coronary artery aneurysms, swelling in hands & feet, skin peeling, extreme irritability, red injected eyes. "Confused" white blood cells become highly active and attack blood vessels. ...Read more
Malaria Symptoms: may include headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Multiple etiologies of CNS inflammation exist, many of which are chronic (infection more acute or subacute). Using the model of ms, we can see cognitive loss, fatigue, weakness, numbness, imbalance or incoordination, loss of vision, problems with bowel/bladder fnctn. So given this ballpark approach, different disorders can affect general fnctn. ...Read more
Yes, yes, yes.: Trust me, yes. Now you're getting into a lot of the biology and science of the human body, detailed analysis of immunity and the immune system, the plasticity and flexibility of the brain--once thought to be set in its ways, the human mind (the brain is physical matter, the mind is much much deeper, and machine will never even approach the complexity of the mind (no matter what cousin ray says)! ...Read more
Varies: Osteosarcoma is a cancer that arises from the bone itself. It can grow locally and can symptoms, and it can potentially metastasize throughout the body. Treatment varies and is based in part on the staging of the cancer; but can involve surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: The most common problem is pleurisy (pain on taking a breath) due to inflammation of the covering layer of the lungs. Lupus patients can also have infiltrates within the lungs, blood clots (pulmonary emboli), or bleeding into the lung tissue. Aside from pleurisy, most of these problems are very uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Old age not golden : Advanced age seems at least in some people to lessen or blunt both immune recognition and the intensity of the humeral and cellular response. Additionally often skin barrier protection is affected as elderly are more prone to skin breakdown. Other protective functions such as cough can be diminished. Additionally other diseases, nutrition and hygiene can more likely affect the elderly. ...Read more
Antiinflammatory : Cortisol is a very important anti-inflammatory hormone secreted by your adrenal cortex. It is natures prednisone. Too little cortisol can manifest as low blood sugar, inflammation, anorexia and other symptoms (this would be called and adrenal crisis) too much cortisol = muscle wasting, osteoporosis, weight gain, high blood sugar, and other symptoms. ...Read more
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