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Smoking Osteoporosis Make Develop Arthritis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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How does caffeine affect rheumatoid arthritis? Can drinking coffee (other common drugs) cause or aggravate rheumatoid arthritis?
Since smoking lowers C3 levels, wouldn't smoking make certain autoimmune conditions worse...Because some autoimmune diseases lower c3?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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