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Rheumatoid arthritis can increase risk of cancer? my age is 20?only right hand wrist swelling.

Rheumatoid arthritis can increase risk of cancer?
my age is 20?only right hand wrist swelling.

True,but: Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with increase in some cancers. But the lifetime risk is small and depends on many risk factors, not just several joints, and usually severe disease requiring a lot of drugs for treatment that increase the risk. ...Read more

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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


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What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

Joint swelling: In the most classical presentation there is symmetrical swelling around the middle joints (pip) in the fingers and in the knuckles. The end joints, nearest the nails, are usually spared. It is also symmetrical in both hands. The areas between the joints are relatively normal. The swelling may be warm and there may be slight redness as well. ...Read more

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Will rheumatoid arthritis disfigure your hands?

Will rheumatoid arthritis disfigure your hands?

Not necessarily : Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects mostly the smaller joints in hands and feet. Nowadays we are able to achieve remission with the appropriate treatment. If left untreated then YES can deformed your hands permanently but more important if untreated the chronic inflammation can lead to cardiovascular disease and death. Talk to your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best hand exercise for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best hand exercise for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Hand Exercises: The best hand exercises are to improve and maintain range of motion. Getting a soft rubber ball and squeezing it helps with establishing motion and strengthening. Also getting small objects, such as marbles and picking them up individually works more with fine motor control. ...Read more

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Does rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the hands?

Does rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the hands?

No: While rheumatoid arthritis often affects the hands and feet it is not uniform. So people never get hand disease. For som hand join or tendon swelling is the presenting symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I try cannabis for rheumatoid arthritis in hand?

Can I try cannabis for rheumatoid arthritis in hand?

See details: That is up to you. If the disease to well controlled meds such as marijuana will not be needed. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis .. Can hand deformity be prevented and if it already occur can it be stopped ?

If you already: If you already have joint damage, you will need to go on Methotrexate and probably a biologic if you are candidate for it. The combination of two can halt progression of the disease. Sometimes bone erosions can heal, but if you have extensive joint damage the medications will not be able to reverse all that. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does second hand smoke effect on rheumatoid arthritis?

Does second hand smoke effect on rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: The american college of rheumatology annual scientific meeting in 2000, researchers reported that the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis is nearly double for current smokers compared to non-smokers. ...Read more

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