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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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

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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How can I prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

How can I prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Do not smoke: There are many potential triggers for the development of RA in patients who are genetically susceptible. Though are many suggestions given, the single proven modifiable factor is to not smoke. ...Read more

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Best ways to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Best ways to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Don't smoke: Rheumatoid arthritis cannot be prevented but studies show that one single modifiable factor does lessen your chance of developing ra: don't smoke. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is anything that can be done to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Please let me know if there is anything that can be done to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

No: No, it can be effectively controlled and there are some associations - including smoking - so another reason not to smoke. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some ways to help prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Treatable, but......: It is eminently treatable, but not preventable. We do not know the trigger for the disease! ...Read more

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How can I prevent rheumatoid arthritis from relapsing?

How can I prevent rheumatoid arthritis from relapsing?

Some time: Ra have natural remission , lossing wieghtcould helpyour genneral health, the best madication which doctor give you. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Is there anything i can do to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Don't smoke: The only known preventable risk factor for RA is smoking. There are several impressive articles showing that RA is more common and more severe in smokers. ...Read more

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What are someways to prevent rheumatoid arthritis pain?

What are someways to prevent rheumatoid arthritis pain?

Control the disease: The major way is the optimal control of the inflammatory disease. See a rheumatologist and aggressively control the inflammation. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent rheumatoid arthritis? My mother has rheumatoid arthritis. How likely is it that i will get it too? Is there anything i can do to prevent it?

Some increased risk: Family members of RA sufferers are at a mild increased risk of developing ra, but the disease is not inherited directly. Your best bet is to stay generally healthy, so that your body can "fight." most important in being generally healthy is don't smoke. Smokers probably have greater risk of ra, and studies suggest they don't respond to treatment as well as they should. ...Read more

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Dr. George Yang
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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)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more