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Does juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affect physical appearance?

Does juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affect physical appearance?

Autoimmune: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. Joint deformity and dysfunction can result from the damage caused by the dysfunctional immune system rheumatologists can provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment which often entails immune suppressants. ...Read more

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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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What will it be like living with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for life?

What will it be like living with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for life?

Better control now: We have people in adulthood who have had jia also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. It used to be called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We have much better ways to control the jia and our patients can have great control of their symptoms. We can use biologics which can help control a lot and some people can actually come completely off their medications and go into remission. ...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 do you know if you have a severe cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

How do you know if you have a severe cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

JRA: See a rheumatologist, so he can examine you and order the necessary blood work to determine your problem. ...Read more

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I have jra (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) and my back has been hurting me. What can I do?

I have jra (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) and my back has been hurting me. What can I do?

You need to see MD: You are 34 years old has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since you were a child you are having back pain, we can not answer your question without knowing what meds you have taken or are taking.You can take any anti inflammatory meds for pain like Motrin or naprosyn (naproxen) for relief and follow up with your rheamatologist. ...Read more

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What are the statistics of having to use crutches or a wheelchair because of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ?

What are the statistics of having to use crutches or a wheelchair because of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ?

Unknown: No accurate statistics exist due to the dramatic improvement in outcomes of treatment in this condition. In the past, many children ended in a debilitated condition. Modern drugs such as the biological response modifiers (enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) etc.) have kept people out of wheelchairs and leading much better lives. ...Read more

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What are the statistics of having to use crutches or a wheelchair because of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ?

What are the statistics of having to use crutches or a wheelchair because of   juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ?

Numbers are changing: No accurate statistics exist due to the dramatic improvement in outcomes of treatment in this condition. In the past, many children ended in a debilitated condition. Modern drugs such as the biological response modifiers (enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) etc.) have kept people out of wheelchairs and leading much better lives. ...Read more

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With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

Yes, you can take it: But glucosamine is useless for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. You should be under the care of a pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Will a tens machine help with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Will a tens machine help with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

It May: It can help relieve the pain associated with the rheumatoid arthritis but it will not affect underlying condition. ...Read more

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I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. How can I get more iron?

I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. How can I get more iron?

Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. ...Read more

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What should kids with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and kidney issues do?

What should kids with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and kidney issues do?

Everything they can : These kids should have a full range of activities as tolerated. The worst thing you can do is to try to shield them from normal childhood activities. They'll never forgive you for that. Don't cripple them with chronic illness syndrome. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask the doctor for a new diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

What questions should I ask the doctor for a new diagnosis of  juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

How old?: Rheumatoid arthritis is almost never seen before puberty, and rarely before 18. We now call jra "juveniule idiopathic arthritis, " because is not the same animal, even though drugs used may be similar! knowing if the patient is ccp antibody positive is the current best indicator that it is ra. I have not seen this in a child under 13. Treatment options need to be as benign as possible. It c. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Hypothyroid: The typical symptoms are constipation, poor hair and nail growth, fatigue and temperature imbalance ( intolerant of the cold) but you should ask your doctor to measure your blood ...Read more

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My daughter's doctor thinks she has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. What should she do to cure it?

There is no cure: Unfortunately there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. There are continuing advancements in treatment. Medications considered disease modifying agents can made a big difference in the progression of the disease process. First make an appointment with a pediatric rheumatologist for the appropriate testing to see if your daughter truly has the disease. The rheumatologist will guide you further. ...Read more

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I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, what can I do for my eye?

I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, what can I do for my eye?

See ophthalmologist: The major thing is to remain under the care of an ophtalmologist. You must continue with routine screenings because the eye inflammation associated with jia may be not apparent until irreversible damage has occurred. ...Read more

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I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. What can I do for my eye?

Medications for..: Medications for spondylitis are used successfully. Iritis or anterior uveitis is not a feature of rheumatoid arthritis. Jia has iritis as a major extra-articular feature. Topical steroids will help most patient. Other drugs used include Cyclosporine and tnf-alpha inhibitors. They do very well. ...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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more