Can you tell me if shark cartilage can help in rheumatoid arthritis.

No. There is no solid scientific evidence that suggests shark cartilage helps with rheumatoid arthritis.
Scientific Study. Although shark fin (cartilage) is purported by chinese medicine to confirm a variety of health benefits - at this time there is an absence of scientific studies to confirm it. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury.

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Can you tell me if there are ways to control rheumatoid arthritis without medicine?

No. Genes have been activate, producing an army of immune cells attacking your joints and sometimes other areas. Attempts with diet have failed so far. Read more...

Can you tell me what is the best remedy for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many. The most important part of RA is to be on disease modifying therapy. Every patient is different. Drugs like methotrexate, enbrel, (etanercept) humira, etc help protect the joints. Steroids (prednisone) and anti-inflammatories help symptoms but don't protect your joints. Read more...

Can you tell me how I could have rheumatoid arthritis at 29 and how can they tell with just an mri?

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Can you please tell me how RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis differ?

Inflammation. A very long answer . I advice to google both disease , in the american college of rheumatology , the diference is clear cut. Read more...
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Could you tell me what happens to you if you have rheumatoid arthritis?

It depends. If you see a rheumatologist and treat the disease early in its course you can often achieve disease remission and have no significant issues. The key is to seek this care as quickly as possible. Read more...
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Can you tell me what the early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis feel like?

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Can you please tell me how osteo arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis differ?

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