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What Foods To Stay Away From With 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I have rheumatoid arthritis.It appears to be in remission but my specialist insists I stay on harsh meds?
Harsh disease: Untreated rheumatoid arthritis cripples people and shortens life. The disease is harsh. In some patients, I have very carefully reduced the number of meds that they take for their RA but most patients will have a flare if all meds are withdrawn. The key is to control the disease just like one would control hypertension, diabetes, depression, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 40 and under a tremendous amount of stress, when I was 27 and pregnant with my 2nd child I had gotten rheumatoid arthritis, that lasted about a year and as soon as it went away I had gotten eczema and 2ndary staff infections. Steroid treatment helped
You'll get better: You need to put yourself as the top priority. Under stress & having problems, you cannot be there for your kids and yourself. Most of life can go on without you. Start with your general doctor. Is your RA active? Eczema? Staph infection? All can be treated, not necessarily with steroids. Sleep and nutrition are tops on the agenda. Your immune system is misfiring. What to-do items can you eliminate. ...Read more
My mother has swollen fingers. They are treating her for rheumatoid arthritis although they say the blood tests and x-rays showed no real signs of this. Steroids took away all the swelling and pain, but both are now back. Today she now has a stiff ne
Not complete...: The scenario above was not completed due to character restriction... But i would recommend bringing up your concerns with your mother's rheumatologist. ...Read more
Good: We have developed a variety of medicines that can help rheumatoid arthritis. The important thing is early as possible diagnosis and immediate and intensive therapy including medications, exercise including physical therapy. We need to start medication as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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