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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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What foods to stay away from if rheumatoid arthritis?

None: In general, there are no ffods that universally affect rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore there is no need to avoid anything or take excess amounts of anything. Some people may truly have an allergic reaction to certain fods but that is a relatively rare situation. ...Read more

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Does food affects rheumatoid arthritis patients ?

Does food affects rheumatoid arthritis patients ?

No: People will try to tell you that certain foods help or flare ra. There are no controlled scientific studies to support those opinions. ...Read more

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Are oysters bad for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Are oysters bad for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

I disagree!: While r aw oysters may carry certain viruses, most are carefully monitored. Cooked oyesters do not have this issue. Oysters contain more zinc than any other food, and zinc is the most important mineral for a strong immune syndrome. It has been shown that zinc helps ra, but several invesitgators, including peter simpkin, md at the university of washington. The 3-omegas help, too! ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is marijuana bad for rheumatoid arthritis?

Probably not: Those who like to use marijuana for medical purposes say marijuana has pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing properties. They say mj is useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis. However, it is unknown whether or not mj is less effective or has worse side effects than the currently available legal prescription and over-the-counter medicines; which have known purities, ingredients, and effects. ...Read more

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How do you check for food sensitivities if you have rheumatoid arthritis?

How do you check for food sensitivities if you have rheumatoid arthritis?

Food sensitivities: There are several types of food sensitivities, however food allergies can be checked through specific IgE testing (blood testing) or through food skin testing. An Allergist can help perform these tests. Other sensitivities (e.g. gluten insensitivity) can be checked through blood tests. ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis cause hives? I'd so, how is it treated or minimalized? If not, and I have not related it to food, what should I look at next?

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause hives? I'd so, how is it treated or minimalized? If not, and I have not related it to food, what should I look at next?

Unlikely: but the presence of one autoimmune disorder increases the risk in developing another autoimmune illness including potentially chronic autoimmune urticaria. Chronic hives are not usually related to food allergy. I think an allergy consult would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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I think I have rheumatoid arthritis. The ends of my fingers hurt so bad sometimes.

Probably not: Pain in the last joint of your fingeris typical of osteoarthritis (o.A.) which would be more common at your age. Sometimes people even get little lumps at that last finger joint called heberdeen's nodes. R.A. Tends to cause more soft tissue swelling with inflammation; the joints might actuaaly look a little red and be tender or warm. O.A. Can cause stiffness particularly after rest. ...Read more

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Could having a bad cold cause a flare up in things like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

Could having a bad cold cause a flare up in things like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

URTI and flares: A possibility but not definitive or highly probable. Flares can be triggered by many and any things. Drink plenty of fluids/electrolytes and rest a lot which helps mitigate flares. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


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