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Rheumatoid Arthritis And Immune System
Mild suppression: In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system acts against one's tissues. So, part of the immune system is too active, but in a detrimental way. On the other hand, patients with RA may be more likely to develop infections. Even more so, if they receive medications that suppress the overactive immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can untreated rheumatoid arthritis cause nervous system damage or problems with the nervous system?
Can occur!: But unlikely! rheumatoid vascultiis can occur, and the blood vessel inflammation can affect nerves. Amyloidosis, is a rare but severe complication and can affect the nervous system. Finally, atlanto-axial subluxation can occur (in cervical spine) and cause paralysis! all are usually late complications of untreated ra! the most common, which can occur any time is carpal tunnel disease! ...Read more
Does 6mp help with back/joint pain that is caused by inflammation?It helps with rheumatoid arthritis but does it reduce CRP for system inflammation.
Not recommended: There is no data to suggested that 6MP will prevent joint damage. There are many more effective therapies. ...Read more
Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more
Potentially: We now know that untreated, rheumatoid arthritis has the potential to cause permanent joint damage that leads to disability. However, there are many very effective and safe treatments to prevent this. The key is to treat it early on and have a good relationship with a rheumatologist. ...Read more
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