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Are men more likely to get arthritis than women?

Are men more likely to get arthritis than women?

No: Due to a higher functioning immune system in wome, they are more susceptible to autoimmune inflammatory arthritis than men. Osteoarthritis also seems to affect a slightly higher proportion than men. ...Read more

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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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What's the difference between gout and arthritis in men?

What's the difference between gout and arthritis in men?

Gout is 1 form : There are 4 kinds of arthritis: crystal diseases like gout, infections like lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other immune problems, and degenerative arthritis like osteoarthritis. Gout comes on within a day and resolves in several days with severe pain possibly redness, warmth, swelling compared to osteo which is milder, usually doesn't go away, and isn't as red/warm. Go to dr. For help. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for a patient with arthritis? 23, female

What are the best exercises for a patient with arthritis? 23, female

Arthritis: That all depends obj where your arthritis is. But for almost any arthritis aerobic exercises are good and rom motion exercises for the offended joint. ...Read more

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Whats the best managent for arthritis stage 3 in a 55 year old female?

Whats the best managent for arthritis stage 3 in a 55 year old female?

Conservative: Begin with low-impact exercise, weight-loss, and over-the-counter pain meds. Your surgeon may recommend joint injections as well. Surgery as a last resort. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is 40 mgs of predisone for a 53 year old women with severe arthritis ok?

Can you tell me is 40 mgs of predisone for a 53 year old women with severe arthritis ok?

Depends: Depends. Any use requires protective measures also be taken for side effects, including bone loss. The real issue is if steroids are needed. There are many other treatments available for arthritis, so there is usually no need, especially at that dose. Rheumatologist should clarify. ...Read more

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I'm a 45 yr old female . Have touch of arthritis in lower back. Not needing meds at this time. What can I do 2 improve ?

I'm a 45 yr old female . Have touch of arthritis in lower back. Not needing meds at this time. What can I do 2 improve ?

Maintain mobility: Eat a healthy diet, adequate sleep, hydration, and aerobic exercise with weight lifting to build muscle and maintain mobility. Water aerobics is a great exercise for people with arthritis. ...Read more

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In lay man's terms what is psoriatic arthritis?

In lay man's terms what is psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis: Joint pain, stiffness and swelling are the main symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. They can affect any part of your body, including your fingertips and spine. No cure for psoriatic arthritis exists, so the focus is on controlling symptoms and preventing damage to your joints. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis may be disabling. ...Read more

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Could a healthy 31 y/o female have arthritis in her feet?

Could a healthy 31 y/o female have arthritis in her feet?

Not usually: Unless you had a previous trauma or injury to your feet or have an inflammatory joint disease like rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Why do women typically get arthritis when they are pregnant?

Why do women typically get arthritis when they are pregnant?

They don't: Pregnancy often has a protective effect against arthritis and flares of arthritis. This is partly due to the hormonal changes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more