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What causes a rheumatoid arthritis flare?

What causes a rheumatoid arthritis flare?

Several factors: Stress one frequently reported factor in rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups is stress. Some foods can trigger arthritis flare-ups. Among these, cow's milk is the most often cited, but shrimp, wheat and some meats, hen's eggs and codfish also are implicated. Echinacea echinacea has been cited as a possible cause of flare-ups in those with rheumatoid arthritis, .

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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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What are the causes of rheumatoid arthritis flare ups?

What are the causes of rheumatoid arthritis flare ups?

Many things!: The weather, stress, another co-existent illness. But in most cases we treat the flare but cannot identify the cause!

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Does being exposed to the sun a lot cause psoriasis to flare up? And does having psoriasis increase my likelihood of having arthritis?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that causes red patches on the body. About 1 in 20 people with psoriasis will develop arthritis with the skin condition. In most cases, psoriasis comes before the arthritis. New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (tnf) are the treatment of choice: humira, enbrel, remicade, simponi.

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What things can cause rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to flare up?

What things can cause rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to flare up?

Fatigue, stress, infxn: There are several possible causes of flares include stress, fatigue & overexertion which can trigger RA inflammatn as well as possibly food allergies vs. A chemical sensitivity. RA meds suppress the immune system, which means a higher risk for infections. Thus even the common cold or flu may trigger a flare of RA. Thus learn to recognize your triggers, get rest, work w/MD & decrease stress w/meditaiotn

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Can a fall cause a rheumatoid arthritis flare up?

Can a fall cause a rheumatoid arthritis flare up?

Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis can affect several joints. Depending on the severity, the joints may not be able to recover from trauma as easily as non-injured joints. A fall or other injury can irrigate the already inflamed joint.

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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.

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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

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Is reactive arthritis related to poor nutrition, in terms of causes and treatment?

Is reactive arthritis related to poor nutrition, in terms of causes and treatment?

Reactive arthritis: Arthritis is due to inflammation in the joint spaces. Proper nutrition is important for well-being and for healing. Everyone who has poor nutrition does not have reactive arthritis; the cause and effect relationship between the two is not established.

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Had a bad flare. Doc put me on prednisone cause X-ray showed inflamation. Waiting on blood test for rheumatoid arthritis. Is it norm to still feel bad?

Had a bad flare. Doc put me on prednisone cause X-ray showed inflamation. Waiting on blood test for rheumatoid arthritis. Is it norm to still feel bad?

Yes: RA is not diagnosed be a blood test or X- Ray. The diagnostic criterea include lab as well as the duration of symptoms and the features on your physical examination. Make sure you are diagnosed by someone with experience in this disease.

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What causes arthritis?

See details: They are over 100 different types of arthritis with each having a different cause.

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Does food affect arthritis?

Does food affect arthritis?

Depends on type: 150 types of arthritis. Gout is affected by diet (prot., purines, alcohol); rheumatoid maybe modestly affected by amt and type of fat intake. High fat and omega 6 (land fats) can increase body's chemical mediators of inflammation; lower fat and omega 3 (marine oils) lower them. Flax/walnuts nahclinical effect? Maybe; couldn't hurt. Doesn't take the place of meds. Cherries don't stop gout attacks.

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What is the cause of arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the type of arthritis. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and autoimmune disorders. Please resubmit as to which type you would like to know more about.

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What foods are bad for arthritis?

What foods are bad for arthritis?

High protein: If you are suffering painful arthritis as a result of gout, you should avoid foods that are high in protein.

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Do you know the cause of arthritis?

Do you know the cause of arthritis?

Varies: There are multiple types of arthritis, each with its own cause. Post traumatic arthritis is from injury, osteoarthritis is felt to be a wearing down in articular cartilage, and in the various types of inflammatory arthritic conditions the bodies immune system. Attacks the cartilage causing damage

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What is underlying cause of arthritis?

What is underlying cause of arthritis?

Arthritis: Cause is multifactorial: approximately 70% genetic and 30% environmental, including trauma and infection.

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Can arthritis cause me to drop things?

Can arthritis cause me to drop things?

Absolutely!: Can be due to pain reflex. Structural damge and weakness of hands. Secondary carpal tunnel. Weakness from nerve root compression in the cervical spine. Many possibilities. You need to see someone in rheumatology to ferret out the answer. Rheumatism or secondary neuromuscular problems are most likely!

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