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Is Arthritis A Chronic Disease
Graves disease, psoriasis, arthritis. Certain have anemia of chronic disease. Vitamin/mineral levels including iron are ok. What can I do about it?
Association: Autoimmune diseases can affect almost any part of the body, including the heart, brain, nerves, muscles, skin, eyes, joints, lungs, kidneys, glands, the digestive tract, and blood vessels.Hyperthyroidism and psoriatic arthritis can occur together. Have your physician try to get these autoimmune diseases under control. Subclinical hypothroidism associated with 25% of patients with psoriasis. ...Read more
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
See below: They are can be lifelong conditions thus the term chronic. ...Read more
Painful swollen fingers diabetic gastroeasophogal reflux and asthmatic have jaw and ear pain and arthritis and chronic kidney disease stage three?
Maybe rheumatologist: Many of your disease symptoms can be seen in systemic sclerosis which is a serious form of scleroderma. Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that can involve arthritis, tight shiny skin, lung disease, serious kidney disease and gastroesophageal reflux. Diabetes is not part of systemic sclerosis but you can have both. Ask for a referral to see a rheumatologist if not already seeing one. ...Read more
What is treatment of septic arthritis of knee joint in child aged 5years..no history of chronic disease.best antibiotic?
It depends: If a person receives proper treatment within several days of contracting lyme disease a person almost always has a complete recovery. However, if it is not treated until someone has had it for weeks or months then it often becomes a chronic disease that can be difficult to fully eradicate even with intensive treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,but will resolve: After growth plates close in adolescence, this condition will heal spontaneously.Most patients if treated conservatively with rest and nsaids will be pain-free within 12 months. This is a self-limiting condition but can last years if not treated appropriately.Some adults who had severe disease in adolescence will continue to have some knee pain (usually with kneeling) many years into adulthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Nurses may get specialized training and develop expert-level knowledge and experience in chronic disease management, but there is not one universal certification or national exam for nurses in this area. A good, attentive nurse can be a tremendous ally in managing any chronic health issue! ...Read more
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