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My Rheumatoid Factor went from 29 to. 53. Could this be mild start to rheumatoid Arthritis, have severe painful feet red hot & swollen.

My Rheumatoid Factor went from 29 to. 53.  Could this be mild start to  rheumatoid Arthritis, have severe painful feet red hot & swollen.

Possibly: A CCP antibody is a much better test but your symptoms could suggest RA. See a rheumatologist to establish a diagnosis and begin treatment. Intense inflammation limited to the feet can also suggest gout. ...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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I have Graves Disease. I now have pain, swelling & heat in my ankles & knees. Numbness in my hands. Is this Rheumatoid Arthritis?

I have Graves Disease. I now have pain, swelling & heat in my ankles & knees. Numbness in my hands. Is this Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Not necessarily: You could have autoimmune thyroid disease causing your graves. This is called Hashimoto's disease. The joint complaints from could be part of an inflammatory type of process, in the family of rheumatoid arthritis but also with other immune possibilities. You need to have your physician have you see a rheumatologist so we can clarify for sure what your diagnosis is ...Read more

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How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

How can I stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

By seeing..: A rheumatologist and getting placed on an appropriate combination of "remitting agents. Injections of Prednisone like steroids should give you very quick relief, but this is not the long term solution! ...Read more

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What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

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

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I am 37 yr old lady i am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 10 yrs i am going with wysolone n folitrax all the joints r affected so i want some exercise also I'll b very thankful to you?

I am 37 yr old lady i am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 10 yrs i am going with wysolone n folitrax all the joints r affected so i want some exercise also 
I'll b very thankful to you?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: It is tough to live with Active Rheumatoid arthritis. swimming and simple range of motion exercises (like squeezing a soft ball with you hands) are reasonable. you might also discuss with rheumatologist other option that just steroids treatment. best wishes ...Read more

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How do I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

How do I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

See a doctor: Start with your primary doctor. If you do not have one, get one or see a rheumatologist (medical specialist that cares for rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis..?

I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis..?

Needs treatment: Rheumatoid arthritis needs early and aggressive treatment with currently available drugs. This can prevent much joint damage and deformity and lead to major disease control and sometimes remission. Follow treatment diligently. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis home remedies?Website would help/

Please see a rheumat: Go see a rheumatologist. The more aggressive the early treatment the better. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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