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Rheumatoid Arthritis Mutagenesis Night Sweats
Hi I'm a 35 yr old female with Rheumatoid Arthritis. A yr ago I had a sudden drop in my weight, developed a rash, cough, night sweats w/sour odor.??
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
What to do about rheumatoid arthritis running in my family, I can't go a night without waking up from the pain in my shoulders. Is there any medication that can help?
Be checked: Well, for one thing you could be checked to see if you have RA. If you do, there are medications that can help. I am also a firm believer in the antiinflammatory properties associated with a whole food type diet. Consider giving it a try and if it works you can recommend it to your family members. ...Read more
Had alcohol last night forgot I have blood work this morning to c if I have rheumatoid arthritis/lupus. Will the alcohol inhibit the tests results?
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Any reason my upper arms ache so much to keep me up at night. No injury or strenuous exercise during the day either. I do have rheumatoid arthritis.
Control the disease: Control the underlying inflammatory process and you control the pain and stiffness. ...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
Symptoms may.: Acute polyarthritis can rarely develop overnight and is one presentation of RA, more common in elderly patients. The immune, genetic and enviromental mechanisms which are responsible for RA do not occur overnight, and have been in place for an a significant period of time before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune disease: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Ra can occur at any age, but is more common in middle age. Ra affects joints on both sides of the body equally. Wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles are the most commonly affected. ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: You see a rheumatologist and start appropriate treatment. There are very effective medications which can place the disease in remission and prevent joint damage. ...Read more
Yes: Obviously, some cases are more severe than others in the number of joints involved and the extent of the inflammatory process. However, all cases run the significant risk of irreversible joint damage if they are not aggressively treated. ...Read more
Blood test: To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, a patient needs to have certain distinguishing criteria. Among them is a marker in the blood called rheumatoid factor. An elevated rheumatoid factor alone isn't enough to diagnose someone with rheumatoid arthritis but combined with other symptoms may aid in its diagnosis. ...Read more
Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more
Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more