Answer: Unles you are under some sort of treatment that demands extra folic acid such as methatrexate. Aside from just maintaining a reasonably well balanced diet is about all you can do. No regeme that relates to what you eat has thus far been proven to be of any bennefit to RA sufferers, However Being aflicted with this disease my self I am under the impresion that sometimes certain things that I eat tend to make matters worse. The problem is that this effect takes place for a while I stop eating the suspected food , the symptoms reduce or go away. however the same food does not necessarily have the same effect at a later date. So If you have RA see a rheumatologist about it because if left untreated it may very well cripple you.
Answer: You cant beat it the moment unless you are lucky and it goes into remission. The only option open for RA at present is to keep the inflammation under control and avoid as much tissue damage as possible.
Answer: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) refers to a number of different conditions, all of which strike children, and all of which have immune-mediated joint inflammation as their major manifestation.
Answer: An individual that has joint pain in several joints at the same time often the same joints on opposite parts of the body, accompanied by swelling, heat should sit up and take notice. In the early stages RA is particularly noticeable after periods of inactivity like sleep or having stayed in the same position for long periods of time and tends to ease after a short time of activity. There is no definite single test that can be done for RA. A diagnosis is made as a result of consecutive xrays of the joints. blood tests for inflammation and Rheumatoid factor. if the results indicate RA a new addition to test that can be useful is the the Anti-CCP is a test that can be ordered during the diagnostic evaluation of people that may have rheumatoid arthritis. If it is found at a moderate to high level, it confirms the diagnosis and may also indicate that the patient is at increased risk for damage to the joints, as lower levels of this antibody are less significant. Previous to this the rheumatoid factor (RF) was measured to help confirm a diagnosis.
Answer: My guess is that you read the term for seronagative Rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a immune disorder that usually exhibits itself in several joints of the body at the same time, (often the same joints on opposite sides of the body). When it is suspected that Rheumatoid arthritis is the culprit one of the blood tests that is done is one for Rheumatoid factor (RF) most of the people that have RA also have a high RF, However in about 20% of cases there is no RF and this is Known as seronegative Rheumatoid arthritis.
Answer: No it is not a person of any age can contract or be born with a predisposition fro RA. Ra is an immune disorder that is deccribed a Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis if it hits children and teenagers It is also 2 thirds more likely to effect to females then males. statistical it is more likely to become a problem after age 30 then before then.
Answer: destruction of cartilage, bone, andeventually muscle and ligaments as well as pain. many of the drugs used are similar and also have bad side effects. However Ra is in the long run a far more destructive disease.
Answer: Medicines involved in the treatment of RA are used to Relieve or reduce pain. Improve daily function. Reduce joint inflammation. Prevent permanent damage to joints and other tisue. and to generaly Improve the quality of life.
Rheumatologist may prescribe one of variety medications. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are medications used to treat inflammatory arthritis. Other medication such as anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed. Here are some of the DMARDs that are used in the treatment of RA.
Methotrexate (e.g. Ledertrexate, Methoblastin) is generally used in moderate to severe RA. Supplements of folic acid are recommended to alleviate side effects of this drug, such as nausea and mouth ulcers. It is potentially toxic to the liver. Methotrexate is the standard DMARD against which other agents are compared. Sulfasalazine Leflunomide Intramuscular gold injections of sodium aurothiomalate Oral gold such as auranofin (e.g. Ridaura) Antimalarials such as hydroxychloroquine sulfate (e.g. Plaquenil) Penicillamine (e.g. D-Penamine) Cyclosporin (e.g. Neoral and Sandimmun). Azathioprine (e.g. Imuran)Trials of combination therapy have shown positive results. A combination of methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine and sulfasalazine is more effective than methotrexate alone. A combination of cyclosporin with methotrexate appears to be more effective than methotrexate alone. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often prescribed as pain killers. COX-2 specific inhibitorsThe coxibs (e.g. celecoxib - brand name Celebrex) are also non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. CorticosteroidsCorticosteroids, sometimes known as glucocorticoids, such as prednisone and prednisolone, are powerful agents that work by reducing inflammatio Biologic agentsRecently, another category of arthritis treatments called tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors has been developed. TNF occurs naturally in the body and is a key player in the inflammation process in RA. It is found in high concentration in the joint fluid of people with RA. By attaching to the TNF, these new agents can block its effect.
Answer: It is doubtful that stress actually causes RA, however there seems to be a lot of anecdotal evidence that extreme bouts of stress can bring about flare ups in the disease. In my own particular case I tend to get worse bouts of inflammation when under frustrating stress,
Answer: Methotrexate is a dangerous drug and needs to be given under the supervision of a trained professional The dose varies depending on the patient. regular blood tests need to be taken to test for toxicity and other problems. ie This stuff can kill you if it is not administered properly.
What ingredients in steroid injections for rheumatoid arthritis?
(cortizone) injections or (kenalog injections) can be given systemically to help reduce arthritis flares.
Answer: No. There are many different forms of arthritis. (and rheumatoid arthritis is one of them). Most of which get their name as a result of their effect on joints. However rheumatoid arthritis RA is a form of arthritis which is an autoimmune disease and a disease in its own right. It must be noted however that the cause for Rheumatoid arthritis is as yet not known and that flareups in the disease can often coincide with infection or injury in seemingly unassociated situations.
Answer: No, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two different things with different symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, while psoriatic arthritis is a complication of psoriasis.
Answer: The cause for Rheumatoid arthritis is at present not known. HPV is a viral inaction and rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. However it seems unlikely that there is any connection between the two conditions.