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Which type of people are affected by rheumatoid arthritis?

Which type of people are affected by rheumatoid arthritis?

All types: All types are effected, predominantly women. It is also more common in people with other diseases and especially in smokers. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Age 25 with possible rheumatoid arthritis. How common is this and how will I be affected long term?

Age 25 with possible rheumatoid arthritis. How common is this and how will I be affected long term?

Not uncommon: Remember that Rheumatoid Arthritis runs in families. Fortunately a blood test can clarify the diagnosis in over 80% of sufferers before there is any permanent joint damage. As an inflammatory condition it can affect all your tissues, not just joints. In your case, with a serious Cancer history, you need your Oncologist as well as blood tests to begin your search for answers. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected my eye?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the eye in many forms: the most common, dry eye. Less commonly, it can also cause inflammation of the cornea, sclera (white part of the eye) leading rarely to a melting of tissue; iritis, uveitis (inflammation of colored parts of inside of eye). An eyemd knows how to treat this. ...Read more

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I am 37 yr old lady i am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 10 yrs i am going with wysolone n folitrax all the joints r affected so i want some exercise also I'll b very thankful to you?

I am 37 yr old lady i am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 10 yrs i am going with wysolone n folitrax all the joints r affected so i want some exercise also 
I'll b very thankful to you?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: It is tough to live with Active Rheumatoid arthritis. swimming and simple range of motion exercises (like squeezing a soft ball with you hands) are reasonable. you might also discuss with rheumatologist other option that just steroids treatment. best wishes ...Read more

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What should I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected mr right eye?

Ophtalmologist: If your eye is affected , has to be evaluated by the ophtalmologist to define what is the problem , a dry eye, a scleritis or other problems. He will decide togheter with your rheumatologist the best treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected my right eye?

What can I do if I have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected my right eye?

Regular eye exams: Rhematoid arthritis can often cause your eyes and/or mouth to be dry. Over-the-counter lubricating drops can work in most cases, but occasionally it requires prescription medicine. Regular exams with your eye doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

By seeing..: A rheumatologist and getting placed on an appropriate combination of "remitting agents. Injections of Prednisone like steroids should give you very quick relief, but this is not the long term solution! ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis cause hives? I'd so, how is it treated or minimalized? If not, and I have not related it to food, what should I look at next?

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause hives? I'd so, how is it treated or minimalized? If not, and I have not related it to food, what should I look at next?

Unlikely: but the presence of one autoimmune disorder increases the risk in developing another autoimmune illness including potentially chronic autoimmune urticaria. Chronic hives are not usually related to food allergy. I think an allergy consult would be worthwhile. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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