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  • Answer: There is no definitive evidence that there is any particular restriction on the eating requirements of a person that suffers from RA aside from the normal healthy dietary requirements.
  • Answer: Any one can get RA from childhood onwards however more women then men get it and the ave age of onset is 35 to 40
  • 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: There is no definitive test for Rheumatoid arthritis. The diagnosis of RA is based on a collection of progressive xrays and or other imaging results the position and timing of attacks, RA attacks several joints usually the same joints on opposite sides of the body simultaneously. blood tests for rheumatoid factor. about 805 of ra patients have RF tests for inflammation which is the central part of RA. and recently a test anti-CCP has been developed that can predict the severity of the damage the disease is likely to inflict.

    Anti-CCP, which stands for anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, is a new blood test that helps doctors confirm a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

    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.
    http://wiki.answers.com/What_is_Anti_CCP_antibodies&action=edit

How is rheumatoid arthritis treated in alternative medicine?

  • There is no cure available for RA. However, treatment is available to combat the inflammation in order to prevent destruction of the joints and other complications of the disease.

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