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Doctor insights on: Yellow Raisins And Gin For Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Are oysters bad for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Are oysters bad for people with rheumatoid arthritis?

I disagree!: While r aw oysters may carry certain viruses, most are carefully monitored. Cooked oyesters do not have this issue. Oysters contain more zinc than any other food, and zinc is the most important mineral for a strong immune syndrome. It has been shown that zinc helps ra, but several invesitgators, including peter simpkin, md at the university of washington. The 3-omegas help, too! ...Read more

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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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Could i eat artificial sweeteners with rheumatoid arthritis?

Could i eat artificial sweeteners with rheumatoid arthritis?

Sure: The various artificial sweeteners have no relationship to causing flare-ups of the disease or causing any interaction with the medications used to treat. No problem using them. ...Read more

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Are tomatos harmful for rheumatoid arthritis?

Are tomatos harmful for rheumatoid arthritis?

No: Studies have shown that nightshades such as tomatoes will not adversely effect ra. ...Read more

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Can beetroot reduce methotrexate side effects in a psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patient?

Can beetroot reduce methotrexate side effects in a psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patient?

Not really!: Beet root is high in folic acid, but we routinely give Folic Acid to patients on methotrexate, usually 2mg/day. This would be overkill, and add unnecessary expense! ...Read more

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Found out remicade (infliximab) has mice proteins in it-maybe that's why reactions lately!Can any Dr.suggest ALL HUMAN alt. For psoriatic arthritis?

Found out remicade (infliximab) has mice proteins in it-maybe that's why reactions lately!Can any Dr.suggest ALL HUMAN alt. For psoriatic arthritis?

Reactions to remicad: Need to be evaluated: are they true allergic reactions or adverse drug reactions? and what type of reactions were they? Your doctor will have to decide on that. As for the proteins involved, human proteins can still cause reactions, if it is the case. Kindly confer with your doctor, this a complex decision, infliximab isn't a simple drug, and has to prescribed and monitored closely, good luck ...Read more

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Can a gout patient eat white pomfret fish?

Can a gout patient eat white pomfret fish?

Of course: A flare of gout comes from several factors. One is total protein ingested. Eating fish is a healthy choice. Keep portions modest and include fruit and veggies and drink plenty of ...Read more

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Can a gout patient with uric acid level 5.8 eat tomato??And what all food items do you suggest??And what about chicken and fish,tea and coffee,etc..

Can a gout patient with uric acid level 5.8 eat tomato??And what all food items do you suggest??And what about chicken and fish,tea and coffee,etc..

Gout and diet: No particular food is prohibited with gout. Quantity and frequency matter. Be modest with all meat sources. Keep portions small. Minimize red meats and organ meats. Maximize fruit, veggies, and whole grains. Drink plenty of fluid daily. Avoid alcohol. Tomato is fine. Uric acid comes principally from meat sources. ...Read more

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Positive blood test for ankylosing spondylitis. 2 cases of iritis in 4 mos. No other symptoms like joint pain. Aside from iritis, will i get joint pain?

Positive blood test for ankylosing spondylitis. 2 cases of iritis in 4 mos. No other symptoms like joint pain. Aside from iritis, will i get joint pain?

See below: It sounds like you are positive for hla-b27antigen. There is a good chance that you have joint involvement one day. However; it may be in the form of a different seronegative spondyloarthropathy besides ankylosing spondylitis. I would recommend that you consider seeing rheumatologist for an evaluation but also to be considered for therapy for your eyes since you have 2 attacks of iritis. ...Read more

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Are people taking fish oil for rheumatoid arthritis?

Are people taking fish oil for rheumatoid arthritis?

YES!: Fish oil and flaxseed oil contain 3-omega fatty acids which improve inflammation, make the blood less likely to clot, and inprove certain aspects of metabolic syndrome, including raising good cholesterol (hdl), and lowering triglycerides. Remeber, inflammation in the body increases Insulin resistance. All thes effects are best potentiated with omega-3 intake of 1500mg per day and higher! ...Read more

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Does 1 glass of red wine (250 ml, 14.5% alcohol) taken everyday causes liver damage in a young healthy individual? I drink lots of water.

Does 1 glass of red wine (250 ml, 14.5% alcohol)  taken everyday causes liver damage in a young healthy individual? I drink lots of water.

Seems ok: Red wine in moderate amounts like a glass a day is tolerated by one with normal liver function. If you're really concerned have your physician order a battery of liver function tests. You are averaging 3 glasses a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


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