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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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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 is worse lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

What is worse lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

Neither: Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are serious autoimmune illnesses that can range from mild to severe. They can effect other organs in the body, not just the joints. The long term complications of these illnesses can be minimized by seeking care from an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why does the damp weather make rheumatism and arthritis worse?

Why does the damp weather make rheumatism and arthritis worse?

Not the wet!: It is the fall in barometric pressure that increases pain and discomfort, not rain per se. This was shown by the "founding" of rheumatology by joseph hollander, md, at the univ. Of penn. In philadelphia in the early 50's. The faster and steeper the drop on pressure, the more discomfort. ...Read more

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What foods to stay away from if rheumatoid arthritis?

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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What things can make lupus worse?

What things can make lupus worse?

Immune system: Other things like stress and other medical conditions can worsen lupus. Vitamin d is seeing more as an important part of immune and other issues. ...Read more

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Can food and lifestyle choice make my herniated disc worse?

Can food and lifestyle choice make my herniated disc worse?

Yes: Food only affects a herniated disc if it's contributing to obesity. Lifestyle, like leading a sedentary lifestyle, or overdoing activity when your body isn't ready for it, can contribute. It is important to stretch, exercise, strengthen the paraspinous muscles, and keep your weight at a healthy level. ...Read more

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What foods help arthritis pain?

What foods help arthritis pain?

Foods for Arthritis: Cauliflower contains several anti-inflammatory nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and vitamin k. Vitamin k helps regulates the inflammatory response, and omega-3 fatty acids is a type of fat believed to have anti-inflammatory abilities. Cauliflower also contains selenium, a substance that helps strengthen the immune system, and indole-3-carbinol, a molecule to prevent inflammation. ...Read more

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What are someways to prevent rheumatoid arthritis pain?

What are someways to prevent rheumatoid arthritis pain?

Control the disease: The major way is the optimal control of the inflammatory disease. See a rheumatologist and aggressively control the inflammation. ...Read more

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Could i eat artificial sweeteners with rheumatoid arthritis?

Could i eat artificial sweeteners with rheumatoid arthritis?

Sure: The various artificial sweeteners have no relationship to causing flare-ups of the disease or causing any interaction with the medications used to treat. No problem using them. ...Read more

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Knees make crunching and popping sounds. Hurts to kneel, squat, etc. I have rheumatoid arthritis in knees & ankles, not sure if related. Any ideas?

Knees make crunching and popping sounds. Hurts to kneel, squat, etc.  I have rheumatoid arthritis in knees & ankles, not sure if related. Any ideas?

Knee popping: You need to follow up with a Rheumatologist particularly at your age. You will need follow up xrays and labs. if this is due to your RA, your Rheumatologist will be able to tell by your xray and labs. There are great treatments for RA now, but they need to be started as early as possible and you need close follow up. ...Read more

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How do docs tell the difference between regular degenerative changes in facet joints and ankylosing spondylitis or autoimmune on imagine(mri, xrays etc?

How do docs tell the difference between regular degenerative changes in facet joints and ankylosing spondylitis or autoimmune on imagine(mri, xrays etc?

See below: Each have distinct finding by x-rays. A MRI is even better. With contrast on a mri, you can detect whether ankylosing spondylitis is active or not and it can detect early changes unlike a x-ray which may not have changes early on x-ray. A MRI with contrast can also distinguish whether or not anylosing spondylitis is present in the setting of osteoarthritis of the spine. ...Read more

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What makes sunlight make lupus symptoms worse?

What makes sunlight make lupus symptoms worse?

Ultraviolet!: It is not sunlight per se, but the ultraviolet rays in sunlight. They penetrate the skin and alter dna in white cells in small blood vessels causing a flare, usually cutaneous. Patients should always wear suntan lotion, uv-30 or better and never use tanning beds! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are good food choices to reduce arthiritis pain in joints?

What are good food choices to reduce arthiritis pain in joints?

Anti-inflam foods: There is a lot of reseach (and marketing) of medicinal foods.Most famous = omega3 fatty acids (oils) and green tea.Om3 are only anti-inflam from fish. The plant om3s, like flax, do not get converted in our bodies to anti-inflam chemicals. Dose is about 1500 mg/day.Check the label and add up epa+dha. ...Read more

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Do tomatoes contain something that worsens arthritis?

Do tomatoes contain something that worsens arthritis?

Depends: Some people have food sensitivities to tomatoes. The only way to know for sure if a certain type of food increases your joint pain is to eliminate it from your diet. If the symptoms go away or get better you ca reintroduce the food and see if the symptoms return. ...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. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more