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Will smoking make multiple sclerosis worse?

Will smoking make multiple sclerosis worse?

Yes, it may.: Smoking has been associated with 1.5 times the risk of developing ms (association does not equal causation, but it is a risk factor). Studies dating back to 1960s have linked smoking with ms progression. Patients with a clinically isolated syndrome my convert to ms faster if they smoke, and smokers with established ms may convert to secondary progressive ms faster. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?

Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?

If don't use it ....: Lack of force applied to bone over time causes loss of mass and strength: simular to muscle. ...Read more

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Since smoking lowers C3 levels, wouldn't smoking make certain autoimmune conditions worse...Because some autoimmune diseases lower c3?

Since smoking lowers C3 levels, wouldn't smoking make certain autoimmune conditions worse...Because some autoimmune diseases lower c3?

Smoking makes worse: Complement is low and systemic lupus because it is activated by the lupus. Smoking activates the alternative complement pathway and lowers some pf the complement compoments. Low complement does not cause connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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Can systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause you to get sick?

Can systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause you to get sick?

Yes: Systemic juvenile arthritis can cause diffuse body rash, recurrent fevers, multiple joint swellings and inflammation, as well as cause corneal changes of the eye resulting in vision loss. Systemic jra can also affect liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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Can diabetes make COPD worse?

Can diabetes make COPD worse?

Yes: Havingdiabetes makes you more at ris to get infections, including lung infections which can make COPD worse. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/osteoporosis and spinal fractures high risk for more fractures is there anything i can do to gain bone mass w/out scary meds like fosamax (alendronate)?

Diagnosed w/osteoporosis and spinal fractures high risk for more fractures is there anything i can do to gain bone mass w/out scary meds like fosamax (alendronate)?

Yes.: First of all you need a medical evaluation including blood tests to find out why you have osteoporosis. You may have abnormal hormone levels, severely lacking vitamin D, or other problem which can be corrected. Medication named Forteo is the only medication currently available which builds new bone, improves bone quality, and helps with bone healing after a fracture. Fosamax does not. ...Read more

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Would smoking make cystic fibrosis worse?

Would smoking make cystic fibrosis worse?

Definitely: Cough and difficulty breathing are never improved by smoking and may be worse even with second hand smoke. If you have CF please do not start smoking as it will make the condition worse. ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis affect your lungs?

Can rheumatoid arthritis affect your lungs?

Although rheumatoid arthritis primarily affects joints, it sometimes causes lung disease as well: Occasionally, lung problems surface before the joint inflammation and pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Men in their 50s and 60s who have more active rheumatoid arthritis and a history of smoking are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis-related lung disease. The lung problems most often linked to rheumatoid arthritis include: Scarring within the lungs. , Lung nodules. , Pleural disease. . Contact your doctor promptly if you have rheumatoid arthritis and experience any unexplained breathing problems. Sometimes treatment is aimed at the rheumatoid arthritis. In other cases, treatment involves medication to suppress the immune system or a procedure to remove fluid from the lungs. ...Read more

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Can stress make psoriatic arthritis and sweet syndrome symptoms worse?

Can stress make psoriatic arthritis and sweet syndrome symptoms worse?

See details: I would say yes to psoriatic arthritis and no to sweets syndrome. Sweet syndrome is so rare that i doubt anyone has studied it for any association to stress. ...Read more

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Can you develop rheumatoid arthritis overnight?

Can you develop rheumatoid arthritis overnight?

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 more

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Do rheumatoid arthritis drugs sometimes damage the lung?

Do rheumatoid arthritis drugs sometimes damage the lung?

Yes: Some of the drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can cause damage to lungs. The most common would be the drug methotrexate. This drug requires lung function monitoring with breathing tests/xrays because it can inflame the lungs (pneumonitis) or cause scarring of the lungs (fibrosis). Other drugs for rheumatoid cause problems less significant. ...Read more

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How does juvenile rheumatoid arthritis impair you?

Varied ways: There are many types of juvenile arthritis. It can attack the joints with pain and swelling as most likely. There is a form that affects the spine with pain and stiffness. It may also affect the eyes with inflammation. A more severe form can also cause damage to internal organs including the spleen and affect the blood counts significantly. Need careful medical attention. ...Read more

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Why so some children get juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Autoimmune: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx. ...Read more

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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


Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more