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Doctor insights on: Young Teens With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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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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Can i possibly have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Can i possibly have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Unlikely: The onset at age 49 is unlikely. Since you do not mention your symptoms, there is no way to definitively answer your question. ...Read more

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What can be done for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: There are treatment options. You need to discuss them with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ?

Help? I believe I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ?

At age 34: You wouldn't have jra unless the diagnosis was made at least 18 years ago. There are many causes of joint and tissue inflammation and pain : rheumatoid positive arthritis, rheum negative, lyme, lupus, fibromyalgia . Diabetes, thyroid disease and others see a physician. Start with an internist or family practitioner who can then evaluate you. ...Read more

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Could juvenile rheumatoid arthritis return in the future?

Could juvenile rheumatoid arthritis return in the future?

Yes, highly likely: There is no way to "outgrow" jra / jia. It can only be put into remission for periods of time from weeks to years, depending on what type of juvenile arthritis it is and how many joints were involved at the time of diagnosis.Kids with more active joints at diagnosis are more likely to flare more often when off meds. Until a cure is found, we work for remission with minimal flares of disease. ...Read more

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Could seronegative juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause..?

Could seronegative juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause..?

What?: You did not finish the question, but there are many rheumatologic features and systemic features of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, now called juvenile idiopathic arthritis, since most juvenile arthritis patients do not have ra! ask again, so i can help. ...Read more

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Can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis turn into rheumatoid arthritis?

Can juvenile rheumatoid arthritis turn into rheumatoid arthritis?

Not technically: Jra, now called jia (juvenile idiopathic arthritis), has several forms which are different from adult rheumatoid arthritis (ra). One form of jia has the same characteristics as adult RA with many joints involved and a positive rheumatoid factor on blood testing. This may persist into adulthood. Some doctors believe this is simply the adult RA starting in childhood. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the definition or description of: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Juvenile Rheumatoid: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis(JRA) is also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). JRA/JIA is joint inflammation and stiffness lasting more than 6 weeks starting in children under age 16 years. The immune system attacks healthy joint tissue in JRA/JIA. Inflammation appears as redness, pain, heat and swelling. ...Read more

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With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

Yes, you can take it: But glucosamine is useless for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. You should be under the care of a pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Will a tens machine help with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Will a tens machine help with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

It May: It can help relieve the pain associated with the rheumatoid arthritis but it will not affect underlying condition. ...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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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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What should kids with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and kidney issues do?

What should kids with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and kidney issues do?

Everything they can : These kids should have a full range of activities as tolerated. The worst thing you can do is to try to shield them from normal childhood activities. They'll never forgive you for that. Don't cripple them with chronic illness syndrome. ...Read more

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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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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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How long does the average juvenile rheumatoid arthritis flare up usually last?

Must treat early: Much depends upon the medicines being used and how quickly medical treatment is added after a flare starts. Often the addition of low dose steroids can instantly make a difference while other disease modifying drugs are used or changed. Check this link: http://www.Arthritistoday.Org/community/expert-q--a/rheumatoid-arthritis/flare-last.Php. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have my niece do capoeira if she has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes, but see doctor: All exercise is good for preserving joint motion. The danger would be if there were to be strong physical contact with a damaged joint that had lost range of motion. In juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, some joints become immobile and cannot bend normally. Also, the cervical spine should be examined for prior damage and the bone density should be assessed for osteoporosis. Needs doctor clearance. ...Read more

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I'm a 18 year old with I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. What can I do for it?

SEE RHEUMATOLOGIST: This is a very demanding disease that we are treating with a wide array of "disease modifying " agents. Takes some skill and patients to manage well. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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