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Doctor insights on: What Vitamins Should You Take If You Have Psoriatic 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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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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Do you know if you have rheumatoid arthritis?

Do you know if you have rheumatoid arthritis?

Joint pain swelling: If you have joint pain, joint swelling. These are a start but other things can also occur. Your evaluation will help clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamin supplements should you take if you have anemia?

What kind of vitamin supplements should you take if you have anemia?

Depends on the cause: Anemia can be caused by many factors- not just because deficiency in some vitamins. Anemia can be due to blood loss, chronic diseases, deficiency in iron, vit b12, folate, (folic acid) destruction of the red blood cells ( hemolysis) or perhaps bone marrow failure etc. The treatment would be directed to the underlying problems. See you doctor to find the cause so that you can get the right treatment. ...Read more

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Do you know are nsaids safe to take if you have a seroma?

Do you know are nsaids safe to take if you have a seroma?

Probably: What was cause of bleeding and hematoma? Usually precedes a seroma? If no bleeding history, NSAIDs should be fine. ...Read more

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What will happen if I do not take medication for rheumatoid arthritis?

What will happen if I do not take medication for rheumatoid arthritis?

Shorter life: Untreated rheumatoid arthritis shortens lives. The effect on the lifespan depends on the severity of the disease and the amount of inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis commonly causes joint deformities which, if they occur, can only be reversed by surgery. It is best to get prompt diagnosis and treatment. Ra is serious chronic disease like diabetes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rhumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. what can I take to benefit both?

What to do if I have rhumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. what can I take to benefit both?

Very Different: Medications that help RA are anti-inflammatories and they don't treat FMS well. Medications that help FMS are neurological and don't treat RA well. To benefit both - clean, healthy eating; moderate exercise; sleep. It's a tough combination to have. ...Read more

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What vitamins do you take if you have pku?

What vitamins do you take if you have pku?

Special product: Because the pku diet is so restricted, those with pku must take a special medical product that has the proper supplemental nutrients to support good health. There are several brands available. ...Read more

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What foods should you eat if you have arthritis in the knees?

What foods should you eat if you have arthritis in the knees?

Healthier diet: I counsel my patients to decrease their intake of red meat, avoid fried foods, eat more green and brightly colored vegetables, less white flour and white veggies like potatoes, eat fruits and berries, more fish intake and overall less simple carbs. Stay away from soft drinks (diet or not), decrease or eliminate artificial sweeteners. In the supermarket, more "whole foods" andless processed stuff. ...Read more

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Is arthritis curable? How would you know when you have arthritis and what type do you have?

Is arthritis curable? How would you know when you have arthritis and what type do you have?

No: Arthritis is essentially degeneration of the cartilage of a joint, it really isnt "curable". However, there are things that can be done to slow the progression of joint wear...And there are also ways to alleviate the pain that is associated with this disease. Most arthritis is degenerative, there are other types that are autoimmune such as rheumatoid but much less common. ...Read more

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What food should you not take when you have favism?

What food should you not take when you have favism?

Fava beans: Favism is acute hemolysis that follows the ingestion of fava beans ,and this appears in G6PD deficient individuals. ...Read more

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If you have arthritis and does your doctor give you pain medication?

If you have arthritis and does your doctor give you pain medication?

Pain medication: Not always. There are many other options for arthritis pain. Also if medication is to be used it many not involve opioids. ...Read more

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How can you know for sure if you have osteoarthritis ?

How can you know for sure if you have osteoarthritis ?

See a physician: The diagnosis can be made using your history, a physical exam and appropriate x-rays. ...Read more

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Which supplements should you take if you have pof?

Which supplements should you take if you have pof?

None: Healthy diet and healthy lifestyle are important, there are no 'supplements' for pcos don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to you if you have rheumatoid arthritis?

Could you tell me what happens to you if you have rheumatoid arthritis?

It depends: If you see a rheumatologist and treat the disease early in its course you can often achieve disease remission and have no significant issues. The key is to seek this care as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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What should one can do if he is having rheumatoid arthritis?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious, life-long disease that can result in permanent joint damage and severe disability.You should seek the care of a board certified rheumatologist who knows how to use meds safely & effectively to control ra.Most likely will need to take low dose weekly Methotrexate injections (or pills)and a tnf inhibitor such as enbrel, humira, or Remicade (infliximab) to completely control it. ...Read more

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Why should you take a multiviatmin without iron if you have anemia?

If the anemia: Is due to iron deficiency----O.K. If it is due to another cause it is not. Iron is potentially harmful and should be under doctor advice. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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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