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Which medicine is good for rheumatoid arthritis?

Which medicine is good for rheumatoid arthritis?

See rheumatologist: There are many meds. You need a comprehensive program to lessen the damage to your joints. Included are nsaids, prednisone, Methotrexate, embral and many others. These are only given by a doctor that will monitor you long term to help lessen the bad side effects and change drugs when response is not good. Find a good rheumatologist! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Which natural product is good for rheumatoid arthritis?

Which natural product is good for rheumatoid arthritis?

None: No natural product has any data that it prevent joint damage, deformity and eventual disability. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is goat milk good for rheumatoid arthritis?

Can you tell me is goat milk good for rheumatoid arthritis?

Not really!: Good source of protein and calcium. Will not hurt, but major benefits unlikely! ...Read more

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Are there good tests for rheumatoid arthritis?

Are there good tests for rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: I still mostly rely on the patient’s history and physical exam. A few blood tests can help support a diagnosis of RA: anti CCP antibody, RF for example. If these are present it suggests a worse prognosis. Joint x rays with early symptoms are often normal. More studies are defining the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI of the joints in helping us diagnose rheumatoid arthritis early. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises is good with rheumatoid arthritis?

What kind of exercises is good with rheumatoid arthritis?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for someone with rheumatoid arthritis?

What is a good diet for someone with rheumatoid arthritis?

Anti inflammatory: A whole food diet, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, lean protein and healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids found in some fish like salmon. Avoid processed foods, too much sugar, simple carbs, like bread, cookies cakes and crackers. These cause your blood sugar to rise quickly and increase inflammation in your body. Some people do better avoiding nightshade vegetables. ...Read more

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Would doing crossfit and be good for someone with rheumatoid arthritis?

Would doing crossfit and be good for someone with rheumatoid arthritis?

Possibly: I haven't seen any particular studies of Crossfit and RA. But there is plenty of data that exercise improves pain control, moods, bone density and longevity in RA patients. Be aware, that depending on the severity of your RA, you may require significant modifications of any Crossfit workouts to allow you to participate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rheumatoid arthritis about to start inflixmab has anyone had good results?

What to do if I have rheumatoid arthritis about to start inflixmab has anyone had good results?

Yes: As a rheumatologist I have many patients on this med. The overwhelming majority experience excellent results. ...Read more

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I'm resmi, for last 3 years I'm suffering from a disease rheumatoid arthritis. Now also my health not good.?

Right treatment: If you have rheumatoid arthrtis manybtherapies are verybeffective now days for the control of rheumatoidbarhrtitis. You need tomfind the rightbrheumatologistb. ...Read more

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What is a good pain relief for juvenille rheumatoid arthritis?

What is a good pain relief for juvenille rheumatoid arthritis?

Anti-inflammatory: Treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis focuses on helping your child maintain a normal level of physical and social activity. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). These medications, such as Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) and Naproxen (aleve), reduce pain and swelling. Stronger nsaids are available by prescription. Side effects include stomach upset and liver problems. ...Read more

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What are some good excercises for people with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some good excercises for people with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Swimming, walking, bik: Swimming, walking and stationary bike are three exercises which can be done safely and will benefit the patients
sport activities if approved by the rhamatologist only. ...Read more

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How good is enbrel (etanercept) for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

How good is enbrel (etanercept) for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Very effective.: But frequently unecessary in most of my RA patients. Combinations inclduing mtx with sulfasalazine, hydroxychlorquine, perhaps doxycycline, or Leflunomide should be tried before starting enbrel, (etanercept) unless you have overwhelming inflammatory disease. Noenthless, Enbrel (etanercept) with mtx is better than either alone! ...Read more

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Please tell me some good stretches for kids with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to help them be able to sit on the ground?

See details: This is very difficult to answer without knowing which joints are involved, how active the inflammation is and if there is damage to the joints. This question should be addressed to the child's rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is a good medication to help keep the joints from turning in rheumatoid arthritis?

What is a good medication to help keep the joints from turning in rheumatoid arthritis?

Methotrexate: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause joint deformity. This is due to bone destruction and ligament loosening. Methotrexate is the best, safest oral medicine to prevent these changes. There is a 2 year window of opportunity to prevent joint damage after the diagnosis of ra. Other immunosuppressive meds and newer injectable meds are sometimes added to Methotrexate to help it work better. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rheumatoid arthritis. Can you give me some good natural remedies to take?

Don t use naturals: If the diagnosis is rheumatoid arthrtis, you need real medications that will modify the prognosis and the evolution oif the disease. Natural remedies will not do that. You have to consult with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis frm past 20 years. Hv been on medications which led to side effects. Is physiotherapy a good option to deal with it?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Physical therapy is a very good option in RA to prevent muscle atrophy and joint pain. You have to consult physiatrist (not psychiatrist!) to formulate appropriate pt plan. Ask your pcp or rheumatologist to refer you to one! ...Read more

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Good idea to be taking humira (adalimumab) for treatment rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Tnf agents such as Humira (adalimumab) are extremely effective in controlling RA and preventing joint damage and deformities. ...Read more

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Need a good juvenile rheumatoid arthritis doctor in memphis, tn.

Need a good juvenile rheumatoid arthritis doctor in memphis, tn.

Consider Birmingham: I don't know any of the pediatric rheumatologists in person who practice in Memphis or other places in Tennessee so I can't recommend them myself. It's quite a long drive to Birmingham, Alabama to Children's of Alabama (3hrs 47min) so it may not be possible for you to travel that far. However, I can guarantee your child will receive the best treatment anywhere in the U.S. if you see any of us 6 docs ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good knee brace for jogging with rheumatoid arthritis?

Don't jog: If you need a brace to jog with your ra, you should not be jogging in the first place. Cycle or swim instead. ...Read more

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My Rheumatoid Factor went from 29 to. 53. Could this be mild start to rheumatoid Arthritis, have severe painful feet red hot & swollen.

My Rheumatoid Factor went from 29 to. 53. Could this be mild start to rheumatoid Arthritis, have severe painful feet red hot & swollen.

Possibly: A CCP antibody is a much better test but your symptoms could suggest RA. See a rheumatologist to establish a diagnosis and begin treatment. Intense inflammation limited to the feet can also suggest gout. ...Read more

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Is edta safe and without side effects? I hear it's good for clearing the arteries. I am 62 years, have rheumatoid arthritis and osteo arthritis.

Is edta safe and without side effects? I hear it's good for clearing the arteries. I am 62 years, have rheumatoid arthritis and osteo arthritis.

Controversial: Currently the one accepted indication for edta chelation is for lead and other heavy metal toxicity. It is a very controversial treatment for other conditions including coronary artery disease. Most mainstream medical organizations do not advise this treatment. Organizations like acam which is an alternative medicine organization advocate its use. I do not recommend this myself. ...Read more

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What is rheumatoid arthritis?

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Arthritis means inflammation of joints. RA is a common form of arthritis. (There are various other causes of arthritis and RA is just one cause.) About 1 in 100 people develop RA at some stage in their lives. It can happen to anyone. It is not an hereditary disease. It can develop at any age, but most commonly starts between the ages of 40 and 60.http://patient. Info/health/rheumatoid-arthritis-leaflet ...Read more

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What is rheumatoid arthritis?

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Autoimmune disease: Ra occurs when our immune system attacks the linings of our joints causing pain and stiffness. Small and large joints can be affected. Fatigue is common. Treatment helps the symptoms and also prevents future joint damage and disability. There are many treatments available. Common treatments include disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs or dmards. These include methotrexate, enbrel, (etanercept) and humira. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis steam room?

Ok: If the question is whether a steam room can be used if you have rheumatoid artjhritis the answer is yes. Generally the joints do feel better with the application of moist heat. Sitting in a steam room can be therapeutic as long as it is not too hot and other factors or illnesses preclude using it. ...Read more

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How is rheumatoid arthritis treated?

Exercise, medication: The therapy included physical exercise and medications. Once diagnosed we begin intensive therapy with medications such as Methotrexate alone or in combination with other dmards which are disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or we add biological medications to the Methotrexate such as enbrel, humira, remicade, cimzia, simponi (golimumab) - anti-tnf or other biologics-rituxan, abetacept, actemra. ...Read more

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How do you treat rheumatoid arthritis?

Mechanics and anti: Assure mechanical challenges are address, joint protection, appropriate exercises and then progress through anti-inflammatory regimens. ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis be hereditary?

No: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not herititary, in that you do not inherit it directly. However certain genes can increase ones chance of developing it. It is most likely that RA develops in genetically susceptible people who are exposed to some enviromental trigger which sets off the disease process. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis worse in summer?

Is rheumatoid arthritis worse in summer?

Not well studied: To my knowledge, I've not read that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms are better or worse in any season. There have been some recent studies suggesting that the change in barometric pressure may effect some types of arthritic symptoms. However this is not specific to RA. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more