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Why So Tired All The Time Rheumatoid Arthritis
February 2006 i thought what was the flu but since that time i have chronic pain and fatigue. One Dr says Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibro myalgia. My prostate right lung left kidney are calcifying and?
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
Yes: Complaints of fatigue are present in over 80 percent of patients with active ra. Successful treatment of the RA with medications decrease these symptoms. It is felt that the fatigue is due to pain. Another factor is depression which can be treated with medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37 yr-old woman has 2 years of pain and swelling in multiple joints, including stiffness, and is hoping to get her normal life back as aerobics.....?
Possible: It is possible to have both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis at the same time.Your knee may be affected by rheumatoid arthritis but your spine may have degenerative changes. Clinical findings in RA differ enough from osteoarthritis that the diagnosis is usually readily made. Most people with aging have osteoarthritis. Ra is systemic autoimmune disease affecting multiple small and large jts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In ~ 40% of people with bona fide Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) the RHEUMATOID FACOR (RF) test will never be positive. Non specific tests that measure inflammation (WESR/CRP) may also be normal in early RA. The CCP test, however, is very sensitive in early RA ; ~ 80/90% of the time it will be (+). One of the "best" tests is to see a doctor who can recognize the early signs of RA: synovitis of joints. ...Read more
How can we protect our joints if we have rheumatoid arthritis?
Does it develop with time ? And years !?
See below: Follow with your rheumatologist regularly to make to that you disease is under control to make sure that it does not progress. Maintain a healthy weight as being overweight on weight-bearing joints can cause more joint damage. The onset of rheumatoid can occur can occur acutely or it can be a gradual process. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small ball in my leg and every time i touch it it moves. Could it be a of inflammation or a cist? I do have rheumatoid arthritis.
Being treated for rheumatoid arthritis my elbows will ache sometime. It feels like the pain travels to my wrist at the same time. Is this normal?
Yes.: The radial, ulnar ; median nerves r in close proximity to the elbow, ; the inflammatory process can irritation can effect the nerves and give u referred pain down the arm ; into the hand ; wrist. ...Read more
What specialty should I look for in a doctor to treat my wegener's granulomatosis and rheumatoid arthritis? I believe that my current rheumatologist is doing a fair job. However; the few times that I am able to actually see him and not his p.A. I feel put
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