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Rheumatoid Arthritis Impacted By Hot Weather
My Rheumatoid Factor went from 29 to. 53. Could this be mild start to rheumatoid Arthritis, have severe painful feet red hot & swollen.
A condition where there 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
I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 10 years and my foot on side when applied pressure has extreme pain. will ice or heat work? and will ibuprofen?
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
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
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?
Please see a rheumat: Go see a rheumatologist. The more aggressive the early treatment the better. ...Read more
Depends: If your rheumatoid arthritis affects your fingers, then you may not be able to grab your parnter's gi (uniform) which is essential in judo. It also involves throwing your partner on their back, so if you have an arthritic back I would not recommend it either. Tai chi, would be a good alternative for someone with RA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti inflammatory: A whole food diet, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, lean protein and healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids found in some fish like salmon. Avoid processed foods, too much sugar, simple carbs, like bread, cookies cakes and crackers.These cause your blood sugar to rise quickly and increase inflammation in your body. Some people do better avoiding nightshade vegetables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend on your need: There is no one simple answer. Some of the lab tests are very inexpensive, while others are very expensive. Depending on your clinical setting, the type of x-rays that are indicated, the need for additional imaging by ultrasound and MRI or other type of scanning, the price will vary. You can discuss this with your doctor, and if you decline certain test your doctor will decide how this may affect. ...Read more
Yes: Contact me for a private conversation and i will answer your questions. ...Read more
Rheumatoid Arthritis: The best way to help her is to have her evaluated by a rheumatologist to make sure that she is taking the proper medication for her conditon. ...Read more
Acute inflammatory : Rheumatoid arthritis is an acute inflammation of the joints which causes much pain, swelling and stiifness of the joints and commonly occurs in the younger age groups. There are good treatments available for it now but you need to see a specialist called rheumatologist in order to get the best medical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe...: Standard medical theory and treatment options say no to that question. If you are having joint pain from RA, and you wish to try another therapy, then maybe I can help. I have had some success with an at home program which does not interfere with any other medical or surgical treatment. If you are interested, then google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" to find an email link to me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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