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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
Genetics can play : There are genetically controlled immune responses that can be stimulated to cause connective tissue disease. There are these genetic issues in 2/3 of sle people but environment plays an important role. Even twin studies show that not all lupus is seen in both twins. Yes you have a risk but it is not that high. ...Read more
I have rhumatoid arthritis and am taking azathiaprin since monday I have increased gut motility stomach cramps terrible wind and runny poo.
Stop it and call MD: It may or may not be related but your physician needs to know and evaluate you. Stop the azathioptine and see your physician. ...Read more
Arthritis: Form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases. Septic arthritis is caused by infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid inflammation: It is somewhat controversial, but there are some (including myself) that believe some foods contain quite a few inflammatory mediators and that there are others that have anti inflammatory properties. Tom Brady, the aging quarterback for the New England Patriots, is among the better known advocates. If you google Tom Brady's diet there is quite a bit of info if you are interested, long topic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis: It all depends on the type of arthritis. There are several auto-immune conditions that can be treated to control the progression arthritis. It is essential that you see a physician. If is osteoarthritis, then exercises and joint protection are what we recommend the most. Anti-inflammatories can also be recommended, depending on the age of the patient as well comorbic conditions. ...Read more
What is best medication for treating athritis and what proper diet should be followed to alleviate the symptoms?
Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation within a joint. The most common type is osteoarthritis which is a wear and tear arthritis. Another is rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune problem where the body attacks its own tissues. The common syptoms of arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in the affected joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cartilage damage: Arthritis is a progressive damage to the cartilage in your joints. It can be cause by several things including wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis among others. When the cartilage is damaged, there is increasing pressure on the bone that leads to bone spurs. There is also an increase in the chemicals that trigger inflammation, which causes pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers