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Why so some children get juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Why so some children get juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Autoimmune: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx. ...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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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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Who gets rheumatoid arthritis?

Who gets rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis occurs in people across the world: It appears that some people may be genetically predisposed to develop the disorder, which develops when your body's immune system mistakenly attacks the tissue that lines certain joints. The inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis damages and may deform the affected joints. Environmental factors, such as airborne lung irritants, may trigger rheumatoid arthritis in people who are genetically predisposed to develop the disorder. Factors that may increase your risk of rheumatoid arthritis include: Your sex. , Age. , Family history. , Environmental factors. ...Read more

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What are some good excercises for people with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some good excercises for people with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Swimming,walking,bik: Swimming , walking and stationary bike are three exercises which can be done safely and will benefit the patients sport activities if approved by the rhamatologist only. ...Read more

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Is depression common in people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Is depression common in people with rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis and depression commonly occur together: Although this is known, people with rheumatoid arthritis often aren't screened for depression, so it may not be diagnosed or treated. Studies show that if depression occurring with rheumatoid arthritis isn't addressed, the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis itself can be less effective. It's unclear whether people with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher incidence of depression and anxiety as a result of their physical symptoms, or if depression is itself a symptom caused by the chronic, systemic inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers believe that people who had depression before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis may be less responsive to their rheumatoid arthritis treatment. More research is needed to determine the exact connection between all types of arthritis and depression. Left untreated, depression in people with rheumatoid arthritis may result in: Greater pain, Greater risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks, Loss of productivity at work, Increased risk of economic hardship, Deterioration of relationships with friends and family, Sexual dysfunction. What is known is that people who have rheumatoid arthritis and depression that occur together respond better to treatment when both conditions are addressed. Although different medications may be prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis and depression, many activities can be helpful in addressing the physical and emotional effects of both conditions, such as: Regular exercise, Stress management techniques, Friends and support groups familiar with the challenges of both conditions. People with all types of arthritis are at high risk of depression and anxiety. If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and are feeling depressed or are worried about developing depression, it's important to talk to your doctor. With medication, support and a personalized plan of action, depression and rheumatoid arthritis are treatable conditions. ...Read more

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Easing pain in 19-year-old young adult with rheumatoid arthritis?

Easing pain in 19-year-old young adult with rheumatoid arthritis?

Control inflammation: The major way to control pain is to control the inflammation. Are you seeing a rheumatologist? ...Read more

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Do people who have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have a shorter life expectancy than regular people?

Do people who have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have a shorter life expectancy than regular people?

See below: A new study has found that people with rheumatoid arthritis appear to age faster than people without the disease, a finding that may help to explain why those with the condition have shorter life expectancies. ...Read more

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Do people with rheumatoid arthritis benefit from steroids?

Do people with rheumatoid arthritis benefit from steroids?

Yes: Steroids play a role in both the short and longterm treatment of ra. We use steroids for flares of the disease but also in newly diagosised patients to get control of disease. The higher the dose and longer use of Prednisone increases the potential side effects of ra. The good news we have multiple other medications to treat RA and we use these meds to try and get patient off or down on steroids. ...Read more

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What causes young people to get arthritis in tmj?

What causes young people to get arthritis in tmj?

Bruxism: Chronic grinding of your teeth, bruxism, can contribute to arthritic bone growth can lead to TMJ symptoms. There are several dental appliances and dental surgeries that can help place the lower jae in a more favorable position. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis actually hereditary?

Is rheumatoid arthritis actually hereditary?

Partly: Ra and other common diseases exhibit multifactorial determination--some genetic predisposition with modification by environemental factors. ...Read more

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Does having juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affect people's life expectancy?

Does having juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affect people's life expectancy?

It can if not treate: It can if not treated properly and the complications will affect the life expectancy it is a chronic disease but can go into remissions and 75% of patients go into remission and they have good prognosis. ...Read more

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What are my chances of going blind with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

What are my chances of going blind with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

Small: First, you need to know which type of jra (a.K.A. Jia or juvenile idiopathic arthritis) you have as the risk of eye disease varies with the different types. Even if you are in a category of increased risk, the chance of blindness is small with proper screening and follow-up. ...Read more

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Can you have rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

RA vs. OA: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder while osteoarthritis is a degenerative/wear and tear condition. The two conditions can coexist especially in the hip and knee. ...Read more

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Do children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have to limit activities?

Yes: Ra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. Pain and stiffness may limit activity. Appropriate treatment can vastly benefit the patient, and a pediatric rheumatologist can be your best friend. ...Read more

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Are canker sores more common in people with an autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis?

Can be: Canker sores are more common when the body is stresses - either emotionally or physically. Any uncontrolled disease process places a stress on the body, and can lead to more canker sores - either directly, or by causing other stress such as a loss of sleep or poor sleep quality. ...Read more

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Can you develop rheumatoid arthritis overnight?

Can you develop rheumatoid arthritis overnight?

Symptoms may.: Acute polyarthritis can rarely develop overnight and is one presentation of RA , more common in elderly patients. The immune, genetic and enviromental mechanisms which are responsible for RA do not occur overnight, and have been in place for an a significant period of time before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

See a doctor: Start with your primary doctor. If you do not have one, get one or see a rheumatologist (medical specialist that cares for rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more

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Why should I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

Why should I get tested for rheumatoid arthritis?

For remission: Don't ever assume you have this disease without being treated or evaluated . If properly diagnosed and treated early remission can occurr before crip[pling deformities. Please seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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What to do if I have rheumatoid arthritis, I am 26/f , should I get married?

Yes: Ra can be well controlled with medications and there is no reason it should effect marital decisions. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

How can I get treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

See a Rheumatologist: Rheumatologist specialize in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis as rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Why so some children get juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Autoimmune: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate DX and rx. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

How do you get diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

See a doctor: As always, the wisest course of action is to see your physician. He/she may refer you to a rheumatologist that will take a history, examine you and perform a number of tests, including blood work and possible x-rays. Based on this information, the rheumatologist will confirm the diagnosis and review treatment options. ...Read more

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Can systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause you to get sick?

Yes: Systemic juvenile arthritis can cause diffuse body rash, recurrent fevers, multiple joint swellings and inflammation, as well as cause corneal changes of the eye resulting in vision loss. Systemic jra can also affect liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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Easing pain in 19-year-old young adult with rheumatoid arthritis?

Control inflammation: The major way to control pain is to control the inflammation. Are you seeing a rheumatologist? ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with rheumatoid arthritis in young adults?

What is the life expectancy with rheumatoid arthritis in young adults?

Hum: You questionis related to life expectancy in rheumatoid arthritis , but i see other info that is related to tobacco use , and other symptoms. The incidence of coronary heart disease is increased several fold in young women with rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more

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I went to get tested to see if I have rheumatoid arthritis and the result came back positive. What does Rheumatoid Factor H12 mean? < 10 kU/L (range)

I went to get tested to see if I have rheumatoid arthritis and the result came back positive. What does Rheumatoid Factor H12 mean?  < 10 kU/L (range)

Slight elevation: This is a slight elevation of your Rheumatoid factor WHICH IS SEEN IN A LOT OF DISORDERS BESIDES heumatoid arthritis! You should see a Rheumatologist for a more complete work-up! Hope this helps Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis get in the way of trying to conceive?

Can rheumatoid arthritis get in the way of trying to conceive?

Usually not: Rheumatoid arthritis usually does not interfere with conception. The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories taken for the rheumatoid arthritis can at times inhibit ovulation if given around the time of the lh surge prior to ovulation. ...Read more

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I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. How can I get more iron?

I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. How can I get more iron?

Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. ...Read more

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Can II get flu shot with rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: I would recommend you to "protect" yourself with homeopathic medicine that should be taken before and after the any immunization. This will help your body to respond appropriately to the immunization and avoid reaction to foreign protein that is the part of any vaccine. Look for medical practitioner who practices homeopathy in your area or call my office 212-675-9355. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

Depends : Depends on age of diagnosis, severity of disease and medical treatment. See a rheumatologist and get treatment early to prevent the destruction of your joints. If you need a joint replacement, realize it is extremely successful at treating the arthritic joint but this is the last stage of treatment, prevention is key. ...Read more

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Will I get general anesthesia and patient with rheumatoid arthritis are at more risk?

Will I get general anesthesia and patient with rheumatoid arthritis are at more risk?

With RA: if you have cervical spine or other limitations to intubation this can increase risk but can be overcome with attention and preparation ...Read more

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