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Is there any relationship between low est GFR and rheumatoid arthritis?

Is there any relationship between low est GFR and rheumatoid arthritis?

Gfr: The est GFR is just that. An estimation based on your age and some serologies. A rheumatologist can pinpoint the type of arthritis and determine if it can effect you renal function. ...Read more

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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Rheumatoid Arthritis patient. Why does she has chronic Low levels of Creatinine in blood 0.2 , 0.3 . Age 32 weight 140 lbs.

Rheumatoid Arthritis patient. Why does she has chronic Low levels of Creatinine in blood 0.2 , 0.3 . Age 32 weight 140 lbs.

Muscle wasting: Muscle wasting is the commonest cause of low creatinine. Rheumatoid arthritis results in less than normal exercise and use of joints, and this is aggravated by use of corticosteroids. The Arthritis Foundation has many good programs for exercise. ...Read more

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My diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis changed to lupus because of my low white blood cell count. How do I know for sure?

My diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis changed to lupus because of my low white blood cell count.  How do I know for sure?

Other information: There are several factors that go into making the diagnosis. The clinical findings can sometimes include a rash and arthritic changes that can be different from rheumatoid arthritis. There are also blood tests that may make the diagnosis more clear. You should ask the doctor and if you have other questions, ask for a second opinion, possibly from a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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In a person 72 with Rheumatoid arthritis and anemia ,how low does someone's blood count have to go before they need a transfusion.

In a person 72 with Rheumatoid arthritis    and anemia ,how low does someone's blood count have to go before they need a  transfusion.

Depends: If the hemoglobin falls slowly, the body make adjustments to the change. If the person does not have symptoms, such as shortness of breath, medical treatment may be given rather than transfusion. The usual trigger for transfusion is hemoglobin of less than 7.0 gm/dL. ...Read more

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I am planning to take Rituximab for Rheumatoid Arthritis but my red blood cell count is very low. Does Rituximab helps to increase blood count also ?

I am planning to take Rituximab for Rheumatoid Arthritis but my red blood cell count is very low. Does Rituximab helps to increase blood count also ?

See below: First, find out what causes your anemia. If your anemia is caused by chronic inflammation such as RA, treating the underlying etiology for anemia by Rituximab will eventually lead to an increase red blood cell count. If your anemia is caused autoimmune-medicated hemolysis, Rituximab can also help increase red cell counts. But, Rituximab itself does not have direct effect on red cell production. ...Read more

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I am 60 plus & suffer from hypothyroidism, low blood pressure, Rheumatoid arthritis, Irritable bowl syndrome. what should I do. ?

I am 60 plus & suffer from hypothyroidism, low blood pressure, Rheumatoid  arthritis, Irritable bowl syndrome. what should I do.
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Go see your GP: Since you live in India, go see your GP can most likely handle your general issues and refer as appropriate to specialists like Rheumatologist, Gastroenterologist, etc. Hypothyroidism is pretty easy to treat. Low blood pressure is a bit trickier and may need Cardiologist input if feeling lightheaded, dizzy, faint or weak. ...Read more

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Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. No recent fever but has had unexplained low grade fevers in past .swelling and joint pain. Inflammation in blood work.

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. No recent fever but has had unexplained low grade fevers in past .swelling and joint pain. Inflammation in blood work.

See below : Jra is a systemic inflammatory arthritis that can be associated with systemic inflammation, joint pain and swelling, and potentially low grade fevers. Being treated by a rheumatologist with "disease modifying" medications can go a long way in managing symptoms from it. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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)

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