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Is it safe for patients with rheumatoid arthritis exercise?

Yes and no. It is important for people with rheumatoid arthritis to exercise, but it's also very important that they use correct body mechanics so they don't injure themselves. It is a good idea to talk with your rheumatologist or a physical therapist about what exercises are best for you to do and what you should avoid. Read more...

Does food affects rheumatoid arthritis patients?

No. People will try to tell you that certain foods help or flare ra. There are no controlled scientific studies to support those opinions. Read more...

When will bip be available to rheumatoid arthritis patients?

Hopefully soon. Binding immunoglobulin protein has been given to the first human trials at Guys Hospital , London. It helped rheumatoid arthritis without serious side effects. It is very low in the joints of patients with R.A. It will take larger numbers of patients in other centers and then will need F.D.A. approval for the U.S.. Probably several years away. Looks promising. Read more...

Is zostavax effective for rheumatoid arthritis patients?

Yes but ... . Yes, but is a question that can vary with the medications you are on! need to know this. Read more...
EFFECTIVE BUT. Yes it is effective to prevent Herpes Zoster even for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients as long as they are not immunosuppressed If immunosuppressed due to therapy than you can not give this vaccine as there is risk of disseminated Herpes Zoster.It is contraindicated. Read more...

Why do people with rheumatoid arthritis get scleritis so often? My mom has RA and also always seems to have eye problems, particularly scleritis flare-ups. Why is this so common in RA patients? .

Scleritis . Scleritis is an autoimmune raction of the body , wich means the body is attacking it self , just like rheumatoid arthrtis , and scleritis is a finding in pt with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis an old article , in the medical literature addresses the fact you can find it in the link and even though is scientific , you can get information. Read more...
Not too common. The sclera, just like the joint lining, is a connective tissue. The same immune response can happen in the eye as well. Scleritis is becoming more rare as the tnf medications (humira, cimzia, (certolizumab pegol) Remicade but not enbrel) decrease scleritis greatly. Read more...

What is the best exercise for someone who has rheumatoid arthritis?

Atraumatic! Atraumatic, non-concussive exercise is best. Activities might include swimming, aqua-aerobics, bicycling, yoga, light dumbells, walking, etc. Activities to be avoided: running, tennis, basketball, etc. Read more...

What is the best treatment and exercise for rheumatoid arthritis?

Depends on symptoms. Cardiovascular activity is important for everyone. Walking is a great form of weight bearing exercise ( to help prevent osteoporosis as well). If you can't do that, stationary bike or swimming is good. Also, range of motion can be helpful. Yoga, tai chi, or pilates may be helpful. If you are asymptomatic, light weights are okay. Read more...
Rheumatologist. Rheumatologist would provide this type of information. Treatment depends on verifying diagnosis, determining extent of joint damage and other system involvement, activity of disease. Exercise programs depend upon specific diagnosis, limitations, warm up, stretching and joint protection requirements. Read more...