Is rheumatoid athritis a verydangerous kind of arthritis?

Yes if not rxed. These days if diagnosed and treated early and aggressively not likely. There are now wonderful relatively safe treatments to prevent the dangerous complications of ra.
Rheumatoid arthritis. It can be very debilitating depending on the severity of the disease and your responsiveness to treatment.

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How does one distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from any other kind or from unlabeled aches&pains?

Specific syndrome. Rheumatoid arthritis is a very specific syndrome with a certain spectrum of symptoms including joint pain. In addition there is blood work that can help confirm the diagnosis. Read more...
Many ways. Ra has joint swelling and usually an hour or more of morning stiffness. Ra can sometimes have positive blood tests. If the wrists or large knuckles (mcp's) are swollen, there is a high likelihood you have ra. Read more...

Which type of disease is rheumatoid arthritis?

An autoimmune joint- An autoimmune joint inflammation which can involve most joints in the upper and lower extremities. The exact trigger is not yet known, but untreated, it can cripple. Also, the inflammation from the RA can accelerate atherosclerosis of the arteries & lead to premature heart disease or stroke. There are many non-joint issues which can also occur. Consult with a rheumatologist to quiet inflammation! Read more...
Autoimmune . Autoimmunity describes an abnormal activity of the immune system turning against and attacking the body itself rather than fighting bacteria, viruses, tumors, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) manifests itself as painful joint swelling but can also involve the heart, lungs, and other organs. It is critical to get the inflammation under control which most of the time involves seeing a rheumatologist. Read more...

Which type of people are affected by rheumatoid arthritis?

All types. All types are effected, predominantly women. It is also more common in people with other diseases and especially in smokers. Read more...

What kind of doctor do I see for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Peds rheum. A child with juvenile idiopathic arthritis should be under the care of a pediatric rheumatologist. Read more...
Rheumatologist! Either a rheumatologist or pediatric rheumatologist, of which there are very, very few! all rheumatyologists who are older trained substantially in pediatric rheumatology, because the speciality of rheumatol;ogy did not exist! Read more...
Get proper treatment. Be sure to see a board certified pediatric rheumatologist.General pediatricians and family medicine docs are not familiar or comfortable with using weekly low dose Methotrexate and TNF inhibitors that are needed to control 99% of kids with correctly diagnosed JIA/JRA.It's worth traveling some distance to see a pediatric rheumatologist since most adult rheumatologists do not treat it as effectively. Read more...
Asking for someone ? At a listed age of 52 you would see an adult rheumatologist. If you are asking for some kid, they would need to see a pediatric rheumatologist. Read more...

My mother has rheumatoid arthritis. What kind of exercise she should do to treat her disease?

see details. It depends somewhat on the joints involved and the severity of the disease activity. The specifics are best discussed with her rheumatologist. Read more...

What kind of gift would be helpful for someone with rheumatoid arthritis in their knee and shoulder?

Rheumatoid arthritis. How thoughtful. Consider heating pads and ice packs. Also purified omega, gym membership/pool pass. Read more...
Dr Appointment. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc and book your friend an appt. With a doc who can find cause for rheumatoid and begin to improve your friend's health rather than just treating the symptoms with expensive meds that have side effects. The gift of better health is always a winner! Read more...
Meds. A bottle of excederin may go a long way. Also consider a functional device to help with their activities of daily living. Read more...
Wraps and shoes. Shoes with proper support can make a big difference with knee pain as well as low back pain wraps that you microwave and then place where you hurt like your shoulders are wonderful too. Read more...
Warm water therapy. Consider a membership to a local ymca or fitness facility that has a warm water indoor pool for water aerobics. Read more...

My mom has been using Enbrel and have diagnosed with Parkinson. Is that kind of Rheumatoid Arthritis biologic treatment dangerous for Parkinson or not?

Enbrel. and its use in the presence of a neurologic disease as Parkinson or in elderly patients? A question of risk/benefit ratio, some biologicals need to be used with caution above age 65, enbrel is one of them, also in patients with demyelinating disease, Parkinson isn't, so this delicate and complex question need to be answered in a clinical context, the best to do so is the treating doctor/team, . Read more...