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Rheumatoid Arthritis Frontal Sinus Problems
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
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 you tell me is diarrhea a common problem with rheumatoid arthritis and the medicine remicade (infliximab)?
Lots: Start out with the basics like nsaids such as advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, motrim as these have more of anti inflammatory components. Prescription narcotics are sometimes based on severity of ra. But overall, you want to prevent the flares by immunosuppressants. A rheumatologist would be best person to consult. ...Read more
Might having kidney problems, or chronic kidney disease, lead to some form of rheumatoid arthritis?
Female Rheumatoid Arthritis patient for the past 3 years. recently developed urge incontinence problem. Tried antibiotics no relief. What are the possible causes?
Urge incontinence: Urge to void accompanied by involuntary leakage of urine. More common in older women. It is believed to result from detrusor overactivity, leading to involuntary detrusor muscle contractions during bladder filling. This may be secondary to neurologic diseases, abnormal bladder, or idiopatic. This detrusor muscle overactivity is found in 21% of healthy, continent, community-dwelling elderly ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have rheumatoid arthritis? Have knee problems and operations on them and thought i was overcompansating but my shoulder, hip, jaw crunch.
Maybe: Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed based on a set of lab and clinical criteria established by the american college of rheumatology and the european league against rheumatism ( eular). What you are describing may be related to RA but could also have many other causes. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do people with rheumatoid arthritis get scleritis so often? My mom has RA and also always seems to have eye problems, particularly scleritis flare-ups. Why is this so common in RA patients?
Not too common: The sclera, just like the joint lining, is a connective tissue. The same immune response can happen in the eye as well. Scleritis is becoming more rare as the tnf medications (humira, cimzia, (certolizumab pegol) Remicade but not enbrel) decrease scleritis greatly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
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