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What is rheumatoid polyarthritis like?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Inflammation of most

Joints. Can me mild, moderate, or severe.
Most patient's respond to inexpensive traditional drugs, and very few need expensive biologics! Few people realize that the systemic inflammation caused by RA can abbreviate life by accelerating atherosclerosis. Your doctor must lower inflammation levels, best ,measured by your CRP! You would be best served by seeing a rheumatologist!

In brief: Inflammation of most

Joints. Can me mild, moderate, or severe.
Most patient's respond to inexpensive traditional drugs, and very few need expensive biologics! Few people realize that the systemic inflammation caused by RA can abbreviate life by accelerating atherosclerosis. Your doctor must lower inflammation levels, best ,measured by your CRP! You would be best served by seeing a rheumatologist!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Inflammation

Ra is an inflammatory arthritis involving large and small joint often in a symmetrical pattern.
There should be swelling, stiffness and joint tenderness.

In brief: Inflammation

Ra is an inflammatory arthritis involving large and small joint often in a symmetrical pattern.
There should be swelling, stiffness and joint tenderness.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Joints painful

Soft tissue swelling and pain and stiffness of multiple moints usually involving small hand and finger joints , wrists, elbows, shoulders, hipsknees ankles and feet, lasting more than 6 weeks.
Occasional lumps on elbows, usually warmth as well. Current treatment is very effective in alleviting most if not allof the signs and symptoms.

In brief: Joints painful

Soft tissue swelling and pain and stiffness of multiple moints usually involving small hand and finger joints , wrists, elbows, shoulders, hipsknees ankles and feet, lasting more than 6 weeks.
Occasional lumps on elbows, usually warmth as well. Current treatment is very effective in alleviting most if not allof the signs and symptoms.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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