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Is rheumatic arthritis dangerous?

Is rheumatic arthritis dangerous?

Yes: Uncontrolled RA can cause destruction of joints and also have serious effects on other organs including the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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 are indications of rheumatic arthritis?

What are indications of rheumatic arthritis?

Morning stiffness: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is classically associated with stiffness of joints after long periods of rest, especially after waking up in the am. It can affect small (hand and foot) joints and medium (ankles, wrists) sized joints also. This is main symptom people have with ra. This is in contrast to "wear and tear" arthritis (i.e. Osteoarthritis). This gets worse with activity and better with rest. ...Read more

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What should I know about rheumatic arthritis?

What should I know about rheumatic arthritis?

Good meds limit dz: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (ie no cure exists yet), autoimmune disease that predominantly affects the synovial tissue within small and medium joints. This can cause deformities that can limit function and are permanent (ie renoir). It can affect other parts of your body also, including the lungs and vessels (including the heart). Our current meds are so good that we expect few symptoms. ...Read more

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How do arthritis and rheumatic arthritis differ?

How do arthritis and rheumatic arthritis differ?

See below: Osteoarthritis can coexist with any arthritis including rheumatoid some inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid which can damage the joints may lead to more osteoarthritis due to joint damage. ...Read more

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What common conditions are associated with rheumatic arthritis?

What common conditions are associated with rheumatic arthritis?

RA: Common findings are joint pain, swelling, and deformity. Also fatigue, possible pulmonary, kidney, skin findings are common. ...Read more

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What's the cause of the disease rheumatic arthritis and what is the medicine for its cure?

What's the cause of the disease rheumatic arthritis and what is the medicine for its cure?

Name: Rheumatoid arthritis. "rheumatic" is an adjective. Confusingly, "rheumatic fever" features an arthritis; it's a completely different disease. There are many resources for you on rheumatoid arthritis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rheumatic arthritis?

What is the best treatment for rheumatic arthritis?

Depends: I can't give you a straight answer here without more information about you and your diagnosis workup. ...Read more

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How to treat rheumatic arthritis?

How to treat rheumatic arthritis?

Many ways: First, see a rheumatologist and get the correct diagnosis. Treatment of all types of inflammatory arthritis include rest of imflamed joints, anti-inflammatory medication, possibly low dose steroids or injections of steroids into joints. Systemic treatments such as Methotrexate and biologic therapy (like Enbrel (etanercept) or humira) are also used physical therapy also important. ...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