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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


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Can a young man age 65 have what they used to consider an old timer disease like rheumatism?

Can a young man age 65 have what they used to consider an old timer disease like rheumatism?

YES: I have several patients with what is called seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, tested many times and test is negative, but with clearcut symptoms and physical findings. ...Read more

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Which type of disease is rheumatoid arthritis?

Which type of disease is rheumatoid arthritis?

An autoimmune joint-: An autoimmune joint inflammation which can involve most joints in the upper and lower extremities. The exact trigger is not yet known, but untreated, it can cripple. Also, the inflammation from the RA can accelerate atherosclerosis of the arteries & lead to premature heart disease or stroke. There are many non-joint issues which can also occur. Consult with a rheumatologist to quiet inflammation! ...Read more

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What is the role of cricoarytenoid arthritis in rheumatoid disease?

What is the role of cricoarytenoid arthritis in rheumatoid disease?

Rare complication?: This is a rare complication of rheumatoid arthritis mentioned in textbooks. It is something to think about for a patient with unexplained vocal cord dysfunction, but in many years of practice i haven't seen a case yet. ...Read more

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I'm resmi, for last 3 years i'm suffering from a disease rheumatoid arthritis.Now also my health not good .?

I'm resmi, for last 3 years i'm suffering from a disease rheumatoid arthritis.Now also my health not good .?

Right treatment : If you have rheumatoid arthrtis manybtherapies are verybeffective now days for the control of rheumatoidbarhrtitis . You need tomfind the rightbrheumatologistb. ...Read more

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Who could give me the lowdown on rheumatoid heart disease?

Who could give me the lowdown on rheumatoid heart disease?

Rheumatic fever : People who get acute rheumatic fever secondary to streptococcal pharyngitis are the recipients of rheumatic heart disease. During ARF patients get pancarditis, an inflammatory process which involves all layers of the heart tissues and which can produce differing degrees of permanent damage. ...Read more

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Give me information about rheumatoid arthritis or another autoimmune disease?

Give me information about rheumatoid arthritis or another autoimmune disease?

Great sources : There are great resources for this information such as the arthritis foundation, the american college of rheumatology, the lupus foundation of america, the national institute of health, etc. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis - auto-immune disease - does it boost or suppress immune system?

Rheumatoid arthritis - auto-immune disease - does it boost or suppress immune system?

Mild suppression: In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system acts against one's tissues. So, part of the immune system is too active, but in a detrimental way. On the other hand, patients with RA may be more likely to develop infections. Even more so, if they receive medications that suppress the overactive immune system. ...Read more

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