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Doctor insights on: Why Does Rheumatisms Flare Up With Change Of Seasons

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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What are alternative ways to ease rheumatism pain?

What are alternative ways to ease rheumatism pain?

Improve lifestyle: Chronic joint pain/swelling can be helped using an anti-inflammatory diet (plant based, whole grains and lean protein), drink 0.5oz/pound you weigh for joint hydration. Using supplements like omega 3 4-6 grams/day, glucosamine and curcumin are important as well. Maintain a healthy weight. Exericse with tai chi, in a heated pool. Acupuncture, reiki and meditationcan also help with pain. ...Read more

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What causes rheumatism artritis?

What causes rheumatism artritis?

Genes, environment: The complete answer is unknown, but this is certainly a genetic disease. We have known to quite some time that RA clusters within families. There are non-genetic causes (environment), such as smoking, that also increases the risk of developing ra. The arthritis foundation has a webpage that attempts to answer this question: http://www.Arthritis.Org/who-gets-rheumatoid-arthritis.Php. ...Read more

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What pain medicine to help rheumatism ?

What pain medicine to help rheumatism ?

Many Options: Great questions. There many options in this situation. First line agents include anti-inflammatories and tylenol (acetaminophen). More advanced medications include drugs that attempt to treat the underlying cause of rheumatism. Although opioids are occasionally used they are unlikely to help in the long-term. ...Read more

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Why do so many farmers have rheumatism?

Why do so many farmers have rheumatism?

Farmers rheumatism: Farmers work long hours, often in tough work conditions. If unable to take a break from labors during growing seasons or when tending to daily chores, or to take time off if injured, wear and tear can take their toll. Those of us who eat what farmers produce rarely stop to thank them for their efforts-- so here's to farmers! ...Read more

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Are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

Are infrared lights good for rheumatism pains?

The warm joints!: Warming inflamed joints can help alleviate symptoms of joint pain. However, no benefit, other than symptom improvement occurs. (this has been shown about warm paraffin baths for hands in rheumatoid arthritis.). ...Read more

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What is the best homemade cure for rheumatism?

None: If by homemade, you mean it is something that you can make yourself, the answer is none. ...Read more

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What is the difference between athrithis, rheumatism?

What is the difference between athrithis, rheumatism?

No difference: These terms are typically used interchangeably. Rheumatoid arthritis on the other hand is quite different from osteoarthritis in that it much more inflammatory and typically more debilitating. ...Read more

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How effective is the moringa plant for treating rheumatism?

How effective is the moringa plant for treating rheumatism?

Moringa plant: I have no personal experience with the Moringa plant but it has been used to treat arthritis. ...Read more