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.

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Why so some children get juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

We don't really know. There seems to be a genetic predisposition to developing jra. It is thought that there may be environmental factors that trigger ones immune system to inappropriately attack one body tissues. (autoimmune) for example exposure to smoking has been implicated. Considerable research is being conducted on finding the exact triggers and autoimmune pathways. Read more...
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...

How do you get diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

History, physical. And labs and xrays if needed. Juvenile RA will be diagnosised in patient less then 18 years of age with most children geeting the illness at a younger age. It is an inflammatory disease including joint pain, swelling warmth and sometimes redness. Blood tests could be abnormal such as a positive ANA or rf or increased inflammation tests. Please see a physician since it may not be arthritis. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...