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Doctor insights on: Non Specific Inflammatory Arthritis

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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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Does anyone get over palindromic arthritis and will a specific diet help?

Does anyone get over palindromic arthritis and will a specific diet help?

Rheumatism: Palindromic rheumatism (pr) consists of sudden and rapidly developing attacks of arthritis. There is acute pain, redness, swelling, and disability of one (usually) or multiple joints. The interval between recurrent attacks is extremely variable and how long the attack lasts is also variable. There is no joint damage after attacks. ...Read more

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What are the specific foods for persons with gouty arthritis?

What are the specific foods for persons with gouty arthritis?

Many things to avoid: Avoid, shrimp, lobster, cheese, red wine
you want to eat food that are low in purine content. ...Read more

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What are the specific foods for persons who have gouty arthritis?

What are the specific foods for persons who have gouty arthritis?

None: Studies have shown the diet has no significant effect on uric acid levels no matter what other docs tell you. The one thing you can do is minimize alcohol. ...Read more

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Plz list the specific tests to diagnose arthritis and lupus. Thanks.

Plz list the specific tests to diagnose arthritis and lupus. Thanks.

Medicine Culture: Medicine does not work this way. There is a system of following a line of tests to their obvious conclusion based upon the test results that come back in the progression. None of us here would even consider replacing your doctor on the ground from doing their job and interpreting the results from their tests. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the specific foods for persons who has gouty arthritis?

Can you tell me the specific foods for persons who has gouty arthritis?

Gout diet/purines: Avoid purines in your diet. What you put in your mouth can affect the gout flare-ups as much as medications. Avoid processed meats* (hot dogs and deli/"cold cuts") and legumes (beans, peas). Make sure you are hydrated. Dehydration and alcohol (beer/wine) worsen the condition. Suggest not eating shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp, mussel, clams). *processed meat has animal organs, a classic "no-no". ...Read more

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Does a rheumatologist treat all kinds of arthritis? Is there any specific tests to prove arthritis?

Does a rheumatologist treat all kinds of arthritis? Is there any specific tests to prove arthritis?

Many types & Tests.: Undoubtedly, a rheumatologist is the expert to see for the treatment of the many types of arthritis. Although the clinical evaluation is the best source of information for the presence of arthritis, there are numerous tests used to secure the diagnosis. Included in the tests are x-rays, blood samples and collection and evaluation of joint fluids. Combining all the resources is the most effective. ...Read more

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Previous question rephrased: please list the specific tests (that help or aid) in the diagnosis of arthritis and lupus. Thank u all.

Previous question rephrased: please list the specific tests (that help or aid) in the diagnosis of arthritis and lupus. Thank u all.

See below: There is not enough room in this post to name all the tests we use to diagnosis arthritis as there are over 100 different forms of arthritis plus address the tests for confiming lupus.
Chose the one that you wish for us to address. ...Read more

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Rheamtogist did blood test to check for a specific type of arthritis that affects the ankles what is it and what would the symptoms be?

Rheamtogist did blood test to check for a specific type of arthritis that affects the ankles what is it and what would the symptoms be?

Possible sarcoidosis: Ankle involvement can be seen in numerous arthritic conditions. However, the involvement of ankles alone in a young woman raise the possibility of acute sarcoidosis, also known as lofgren's syndrome. A chest x ray is very valuable to help confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are 3 thing I can do on diet and exercise in my 20s to have healthy joints and prevent arthritis when I'm older? Please be specific. Thanks :)

What are 3 thing I can do on diet and exercise in my 20s to have healthy joints and prevent arthritis when I'm older? Please be specific. Thanks :)

Moderation: 1. Maintain healthy weight. No specific diets have been demonstrated to prevent arthritis. 2. Be active to maintain bone density with moderate load bearing exercises but avoid extreme heavy weight training which can damage joints especially the elbows and shoulders 3. Avoid traumatic injuries to your joints from contact sports which can lead to early post traumatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Are there specific tests for arthritis the doctor can do such as blood/x-ray, etc. If I suspect I may have it in just my knees?

Are there specific tests for arthritis the doctor can do such as blood/x-ray, etc. If I suspect I may have it in just my knees?

Yes but we just: Start with a good evaluation and if necessary imaging such as x-rays and possibly MRI. Sometimes, blood testing is done to evaluate for certain types of arthritis as well. ...Read more

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I have a bulged disc on lower right back. Do I need to rest or do specific exercises? The prescribed anti inflammatory pills don't seem to help.

I have a bulged disc on lower right back. Do I need to rest or do specific exercises? The prescribed anti inflammatory pills don't seem to help.

First, a bulging: Disc is a normal finding. Treatment depends on correctly diagnosing the cause of pain. If your pain is primarily in your back, an esi is unlikely to help & if sciatic in nature, it works 50% of the time. Lifestyle factors play a role like smoking, being overweight and not exercising regularly. Medication, time, activity modification play a role. Physical therapy &/or a back support can help. ...Read more

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I am suffering of mucus in stool. Doctors diagnosed for non specific chronic inflammatory lesion in small bowel and partial loss of villi.?

I am suffering of mucus in stool. Doctors diagnosed for non specific chronic inflammatory lesion in small bowel and partial loss of villi.?

Other symptoms?: By itself, mucus in stool is normal. Depending on any other symptoms, you are probably okay. ...Read more

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Is there one specific test for pelvic inflammatory disease?

Is there one specific test for pelvic inflammatory disease?

No!: Not at all; there is not even a universal 'gold standard.' pid is common and delays in treatment result in important health problems, so diagnostic guidelines try to identify patients with pid and start treatment early. These guidelines allow flexibility in diagnosing, and even some over-diagnosis simply to avoid missing questionable cases that wouldn't get treated promptly. ...Read more

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What does a non reactive jra arthritis mean?

What does a non reactive jra arthritis mean?

Many different names: I believe that you are referring to an arthritis that is occurring in a juvenile that is negative for rheumatoid factor test- a test for rheumatoid arthritis seen more in adults. This currently is called juvenile idiopathic arthritis while it used to be called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis factor negative. There are many different types or subcategories of this as this arthritis. ...Read more

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What does a non reactive jra arthritis mean?

What does a non reactive jra arthritis mean?

No infectious cause!: It means there is no infectious cause. Nonethless, it is almost certainly not rheumatoid arthritis in children, but what is now called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. This need not be crippling, and most can lead a perfectly normal life, including sports, with medications available. ...Read more

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What type/s of arthritis are associated with either hyper mobility syndrome?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently in patient with hypermobility. There is also an increased risk of joint dislocations. ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Yes: There are many types of arthritis. People born with a congenital abnormality like hip dysplasia, are more likely to get early onset arthritis. Trauma to a joint early in life can lead to arthritis. Some autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ra, and lupus can present with early arthritis. A rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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What are some non-drug remedies for arthritis of the fingers?

What are some non-drug remedies for arthritis of the fingers?

Keep Warm: Fingers are prone to cold, overuse and inflammation. Use large-handled devices with soft grips. Keep hands warm when outdoors. Avoid smoking (which constricts blood flow). Consider home paraffin dips for a morning exercise routine. Check with your doctor about possible carpel tunnel syndrome which is common in arthritis conditions, and can be treated with splints and exercise. ...Read more

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Will my arthritis medication (s) interact with other medications?

Will my arthritis medication (s) interact with other medications?

Yes.: Medications for pain and arthritis can interact with many other drugs. This is why your doctor needs to know all the medications you take. ...Read more

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What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

Arthritis and: Arthralgia, literally means joint pain and is a symptom of the Arthritis is a joint disorder itself that involves inflammation of one or several joints. ...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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When is arthritis common?

Aging: Arthritis
www. Idph. State. Il.Us/public/hb/hbarthritis. Htmthe term arthritis refers to about 120 different diseases that can affect the joints, muscles and other soft tissues. The three most common forms are osteoarthritis, . .. ...Read more

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What to do with arthritis?

What to do with arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis, the areas involved and the severity of the involvement. Discuss various treatment options with the doctor who knows you best. ...Read more

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Can arthritis turn into lupis?

Can arthritis turn into lupis?

No!: There's different form of arthritis. Most commonly osteoarthritis. Lupus is an autoimmune disease! can a patient have both lupus and osteoarthritis and or rheumatoid arthritis? Absolutely. But there's no conversion process that we know of! ...Read more

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What can I take for arthritis?

What can I take for arthritis?

MANY ANSWERS: I wish I could tell you exactly what to take, but that is diificult without knowing what type of arthritis a patient has. There are over 140 types of arthritis and the type of arthritis dictates what therapy is necessary. Further information on the arthritis type is necessay for more specific answers. ...Read more

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How do you get rhumatiod arthritis?

Unknown: The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, though some think it might be due to a virus. Whatever causes it, the immune system is turned on against self, attacking the body in a variety of ways. ...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