Arthritis

Are there certain foods I should avoid due to arthritis?

Are there certain foods I should avoid due to arthritis? But we should always put in mind that the food that we eat greatly affects our body. There is a saying that “you are what you eat”. So having an unhealthy menu could ruin your body, more specifically your joints, if you have arthritis. There…

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What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common connective tissue diseases and the most destructive to the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, progressive, systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease process that primarily affects the synovial joints. With this condition, autoantibodies (rheumatoid factors) are formed that attack healthy…

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Who is at risk for arthritis?

Who is at risk for arthritis? Every type of arthritis has its own/ unique risk factors. I will mention below some of the common types of arthritis with their risk factors. Rheumatoid arthritis – Research suggests that the factors of risk for arthritis specifically rheumatoid arthritis are a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Some…

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What are the different types of arthritis?

What are the different types of arthritis? There are actually more than a hundred types of arthritis but these are the most common types of arthritis which affect a lot of people: Osteoarthritis is the most common of the types of arthritis and is the second most common cause of disability among adults in the…

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What research is being done on arthritis?

What research is being done on arthritis? There is a current about rheumatoid arthritis wherein the scientists are examining the common abnormalities in the immune systems of the people affected with rheumatoid arthritis including some animal models in order to understand why the disease develops and how does it develop. Results from these studies could…

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Will my arthritis medications interact with other medications?

Will my arthritis medications interact with other medications? Yes, arthritis medications could interact with other medications. For example methotrexate. It is an immunosuppressive medication. Folic acid, one of the B vitamins, is often given to clients who are taking methotrexate to help decrease some of the drug’s side effects. Another is, you should avoid co-administering…

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What are the symptoms of arthritis?

What are the symptoms of arthritis? Each type of arthritis has its own symptoms but some symptoms or arthritis are very common and are present with the other types of arthritis. I will share to you some of the manifestations for each type and symptoms of arthritis.     For a patients with osteoarthritis, he/…

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