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    help to determine whether or not there has been any deterioration of cartilage in the person s body Furthermore your doctor may recommend that you have an MRI done and this is a test which is able to give a three dimensional view of the spinal cord as well as other parts of the back and the nerve roots and surrounding places What Happens if Arthritis is Found If this type of arthritis is found in you then there are a number of different treatment options that are available remember that there is no actual cure for arthritis however there are many things that you can do in order to relieve the pain and in order to prevent the arthritis from getting any worse and so this is what you would need to think from here Leave a comment Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment From Medications To Surgery STRANGE Posted by Dr Arthritis January 5 2007 It is believed that rheumatoid arthritis does not have any known cure and at best early and aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may significantly help in managing the disease as well as improve pain control and alleviate stiffness and fatigue Rheumatoid arthritis treatment may be undertaken by using Rituxan which is a drug that is thought to be showing promising results and this drug which is also known as Mabthera or Rituximab works by targeting B cells and it may also be used to pave the way for other smart treatments to rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis treatment has so far only focused on treating the symptoms or modifying the disease process though lack of specificity may cause healthy cells to die along with the diseased cells Pain Is The Major Reason Why People Seek Treatment It is believed that a majority of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis rank pain as the main reason for seeking professional help and for rheumatoid arthritis treatment Non steroid anti inflammatory drugs NSAIDs are used for rheumatoid arthritis treatment because these agents can block prostaglandins which are the substances that dilate blood vessels and result in inflammation as well as pain and of the dozens of NSAIDs the most common ones are over the counter NSAIDs including aspirin ibuprofen and naproxen There are also prescription NSAIDs including ibuprofen and naproxen and flurbiprofen According to studies conducted on rheumatoid arthritis treatment there are indications that optimal times for taking an NSAID is after the evening meal and once more when one awakens and this is mainly due to the fact that the rheumatoid arthritis symptoms increase gradually at night and peak when one awakens Taking NSAIDs accompanied by food may be instrumental in greatly reducing stomach discomfort even though there may be a slowing down in the pain relieving effort Besides taking NSAIDs for rheumatoid arthritis treatment one may also use a device called the Prosorba column which removes the inflammatory antibodies from the blood of the patient and this rheumatoid arthritis treatment works by first removing the blood from the body

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    this Arthritis Rheumatoid Pain symptom and treatment Home Resources Resources Here is a list of good resources Arthritis Rheumatoid Unless otherwise specified all content is made available under the Creative

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  • Arthritis Rheumatoid - » Spinal Arthritis: The Signs and Symptoms
    conditions and this is one of the most primary reasons as to why it is so truly necessary to make an appointment with your doctor as soon as you possibly can at the first notice of any back pain How it is Diagnosed There are actually many different ways that an ailment such as this can be diagnosed For instance there will usually be blood tests done first as these will help to determine the exact type of arthritis that it is Then there will usually also be x rays done and this is considered as being one of the most important tests of all in regards to any type of spinal problem The x rays are great because they are able to show the actual structure of the vertebrae as well of the outlines of the joints and thus can help to determine whether or not there has been any deterioration of cartilage in the person s body Furthermore your doctor may recommend that you have an MRI done and this is a test which is able to give a three dimensional view of the spinal cord as well as other parts of the back and the nerve roots and surrounding places What Happens if Arthritis is Found If this type of arthritis is found in you then there are a number of different treatment options that are available remember that there is no actual cure for arthritis however there are many things that you can do in order to relieve the pain and in order to prevent the arthritis from getting any worse and so this is what you would need to think from here Information and Links Join the fray by commenting tracking what others have to say or linking to it from your blog Information January

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  • Arthritis Rheumatoid » Dr. Arthritis
    Because arthritis is such a debilitating disease for the most part this is thus why it is so important that there is proper medication available for it It should be known first thing that there is rheumatoid arthritis medication available and so it is important to look into this matter especially if you or a Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet Further Research Is Needed Posted by Dr Arthritis January 2 2007 One may ponder whether eating certain foods does cause a flare up in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or not Rheumatoid arthritis diets may affect the symptoms in people in different ways depending on the foods the patient eats There is however no definitive evidence to suggest that a rheumatoid arthritis diet will have a particular Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis Posted by Dr Arthritis January 1 2007 Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis affecting more than two million people in the United States It is frequently diagnosed in people between the ages of forty and sixty but it can be discovered at other times of life as well Unlike other types of arthritis rheumatoid arthritis is a Discovering About Reactive Arthritis What it is and how it can be Treated Posted by Dr Arthritis December 31 2006 The first question here should be what is reactive arthritis and the answer is not as simple as may be presumed in other words there are basically several different factors that need to be taken into consideration here and so we must understand all of these in order to be able to fully understand the Neck Arthritis Abnormal Wear On The Cartilage Of The Neck Bones Posted by Dr Arthritis December 30 2006 Neck arthritis is also known as cervical spondylosis and is a disorder that is the result

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  • Arthritis Rheumatoid - » Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment: From Medications To Surgery
    cells to die along with the diseased cells Pain Is The Major Reason Why People Seek Treatment It is believed that a majority of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis rank pain as the main reason for seeking professional help and for rheumatoid arthritis treatment Non steroid anti inflammatory drugs NSAIDs are used for rheumatoid arthritis treatment because these agents can block prostaglandins which are the substances that dilate blood vessels and result in inflammation as well as pain and of the dozens of NSAIDs the most common ones are over the counter NSAIDs including aspirin ibuprofen and naproxen There are also prescription NSAIDs including ibuprofen and naproxen and flurbiprofen According to studies conducted on rheumatoid arthritis treatment there are indications that optimal times for taking an NSAID is after the evening meal and once more when one awakens and this is mainly due to the fact that the rheumatoid arthritis symptoms increase gradually at night and peak when one awakens Taking NSAIDs accompanied by food may be instrumental in greatly reducing stomach discomfort even though there may be a slowing down in the pain relieving effort Besides taking NSAIDs for rheumatoid arthritis treatment one may also use a device called the Prosorba column which removes the inflammatory antibodies from the blood of the patient and this rheumatoid arthritis treatment works by first removing the blood from the body of the patient using a catheter and then passing the blood through a column that is no bigger than a coffee mug The column is coated with protein A that helps to bind the antibodies and the blood is then returned to the patient and the procedure lasts for about 2 hours and is performed once every week for twelve weeks According to information available such therapies can slow or even half

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  • Arthritis Rheumatoid - » How To Recognize The Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    around the joints The disease may occasionally affect other parts of the body as well like the skin lungs and heart There is no know cure for rheumatoid arthritis but symptoms can be treated through exercise medication and plenty of rest Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms To Look For During the times when the disease is active rheumatoid arthritis symptoms include fatigue loss of appetite and low grade fever Muscle and joint inflammation and swelling can be painful even to the touch Stiffness and pain are generally felt more intensely first thing in the morning and after periods of inactivity Joints that are inflamed may become red and swollen Occasionally in advanced cases there can be lack of function and deformity of some joints Fortunately there are many medications on the market that can reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms by alleviating pain and reducing the joint swelling that is involved Some medications can even slow the deterioration of the joints that is common with this disease Treating Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms The best treatment for your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms is to see a rheumatologist as soon as possible A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis Once your doctor has run tests to diagnose your illness you will be able to begin a course of treatment that will include pain management and an exercise regimen that will help keep joints healthy and functioning The good news is that early medical intervention to control your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can greatly reduce the probability of any long term disability from the disease Information and Links Join the fray by commenting tracking what others have to say or linking to it from your blog Information January 4th 2007 2 Responses Feeds and Links Comment Feed From This Author Del icio us

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  • Arthritis Rheumatoid - » Finding out the Best Available Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication
    differentiated by many different factors in particular Basically rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints and it is an affliction which is also able to cause inflammation of the tissue around the joints as well as with other organs in the body As well while rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness which means that it can last a person for their entire lifetime patients may still experience long periods without any symptoms at all Typically however rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive illness which definitely has the potential to cause not only joint destruction but functional disability as well Proper Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication In regards to proper rheumatoid arthritis medication there are actually many different options that you have to choose from The most common and popular types of rheumatoid arthritis medication would include such things as Prednisone for instance which is actually considered as being the most common and well known medication in regards to arthritis What is Prednisone Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug which is typically taken orally but which can be delivered via an injection and it is a drug which can be used for many different conditions It is considered as being a prodrug one that is converted into the liver and into prednislone which is not only the active drug but a steroid as well It is considered as being particularly effective in regards to being an immunosuppressant and thus affects virtually all of the immune system as well it is able to be used in the cases of autoimmune diseases inflammatory diseases and various kidney diseases as well including that of nephritic syndrome and in organ transplantation matters Just remember to consult with your doctor first so that the two of you can properly determine which medication would

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  • Arthritis Rheumatoid - » Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet: Further Research Is Needed
    foods without first consulting the doctor Also one should maintain a good and healthy weight and do so by taking a balanced diet since excess weight would add to the stress on the weight bearing joints thus causing more joint pain as well as stiffness and inflammation The rheumatoid arthritis diet should contain the correct amount of calories protein as well as calcium and a multitude of supplements may also be useful and so are fish oils enzymes called bromelain and pancreatin as also antioxidants like vitamins A C and E To effectively manage rheumatoid arthritis diet it is important to change the type of fat in the diet and Omega3 fatty acids have an important role to play in the inflammatory pathway of the human body and are often used in dietary management Foods rich in Omega3 fatty acids include canola oil salmon oil soybean oil soybeans walnut oil walnuts and avocado and avocado oil There are also certain foods that one should avoid that aggravate the rheumatoid arthritis and may cause flare ups and these include alcohol dairy berries tea coffee refined wheat saturated fats salts processed foods and fried and grilled foods It is wise to restrict these foods and in case one is not sure whether the foods consumed are causing a flare up or not one should follow an eliminating diet whereby the suspect foods are restricted if not eliminated and one may then add them one at a time to identify which foods were the culprits behind the flare up Information and Links Join the fray by commenting tracking what others have to say or linking to it from your blog Information January 2nd 2007 2 Responses Feeds and Links Comment Feed From This Author Del icio us Digg Technorati Categories Rheumatoid Arthritis Other

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