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Why Does Cold Weather Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis: Yes, beyond the common wisdom this has been studied: j rheumatol. 2002 feb;29(2):335-8. Influence of weather conditions on rheumatic pain. Strusberg i, mendelberg rc, serra ha, strusberg am. Source centro reumatológico strusberg, cordoba city, cordoba, argentina. Inistrus@hotmail.Com abstract objective: to evaluate the influence of the weather in cordoba city, argentina, on pain in patients with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does caffeine affect rheumatoid arthritis? Can drinking coffee (other common drugs) cause or aggravate rheumatoid arthritis?
How does systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affect someone during adulthood if it is different from 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gout: Comes from a collection of uric acid crystals that form inside a joint when the uric acid levels in the blood are high. If your uric acid levels are high and you injure your foot, it can set off an attack. But water, heat, cold, etc. Will not cause a gout attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic Inflammation: There are several causes of anemia in rheumatoid arthritis. The most common is anemia of chronic disease. The cause is not completely understood. However, chronic inflammation can affect the body's ability to use iron and its ability to produce red blood cells which leads to low blood counts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not well studied: To my knowledge, I've not read that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms are better or worse in any season. There have been some recent studies suggesting that the change in barometric pressure may effect some types of arthritic symptoms. However this is not specific to RA. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Still unclear: So there is a ton of crap (excuse my language, but i cannot find another suitable word) regarding resveratrol and gout. There are antedotal reports littering the internet, but following up on those reports leads to dead ends in my opinion. I would say the effects are still unclear, and it does not hurt or help gout based on our current understanding. ...Read more
Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily a joint disease: However, rheumatoid arthritis occasionally affects other parts of the body — including the eyes. The most common eye-related symptom of rheumatoid arthritis is dryness. Dry eyes also can be a symptom of Sjogren's syndrome — an autoimmune disorder that's often associated with rheumatoid arthritis. More rarely, rheumatoid arthritis can cause inflammation in the white part (sclera) of your eyes, which can result in redness and pain. The cornea, the clear membrane that covers the front of your eye, may also become inflamed. If you have rheumatoid arthritis and experience eye pain, vision changes or other eye problems, consult an ophthalmologist for an evaluation. Early treatment can help prevent vision-threatening complications. . ...Read more
Varied ways: There are many types of juvenile arthritis. It can attack the joints with pain and swelling as most likely. There is a form that affects the spine with pain and stiffness. It may also affect the eyes with inflammation. A more severe form can also cause damage to internal organs including the spleen and affect the blood counts significantly. Need careful medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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