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Can Your Diet Help Relieve...
If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you may have heard that a specific diet or certain foods can ease your pain, stiffness, and fatigue. Someday, food may be the medicine of choice for those with arthritis and related inflammatory diseases. For now, though, here's information that may help you
Rheumatoid Arthritis...
The main treatment goals with rheumatoid arthritis are to control inflammation and slow or stop progression of RA. Treatment is usually a multifaceted program of medications, occupational or physical therapy, and regular exercise. Sometimes surgery is used to correct joint damage. Early, aggressive
Symptoms of Rheumatoid...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (long-term) disease. Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can come and go, and each person with RA is affected differently. Some people have long periods of remission. Their rheumatoid arthritis is inactive, and they have few or no symptoms during this time. Othe
Arthritis - An Overview...
Did you know there is more than one type of arthritis In fact, there are more than 100 types of arthritis. It's a condition that affects more than 46 million U.S. adults -- a number that's expected to increase to 67 million adults by the year 2030. The false notion that all arthritis is alike has le
Diagnosing Rheumatoid...
Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), in the early stages, can be difficult. There is no single test that can clearly identify rheumatoid arthritis. Instead, doctors diagnose rheumatoid arthritis based on factors that are strongly associated with this disease. The American College of Rheumatology us
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Can Your Diet Help Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 12, 2010
If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you may have heard that a specific diet or certain foods can ease your pain, stiffness, and fatigue. Someday, food may be the medicine of choice for those with arthritis and related inflammatory diseases. For now, though, here's information that may help you separate the facts from the myths about diet and rheumatoid arthritis. Can the Arthritis Diet Help my Rheumatoid... [Read More]

Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Treatment

August 12, 2010
The main treatment goals with rheumatoid arthritis are to control inflammation and slow or stop progression of RA. Treatment is usually a multifaceted program of medications, occupational or physical therapy, and regular exercise. Sometimes surgery is used to correct joint damage. Early, aggressive treatment is key to good results. And with today’s treatments, joint damage can be slowed or stopped... [Read More]

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 12, 2010
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (long-term) disease. Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can come and go, and each person with RA is affected differently. Some people have long periods of remission. Their rheumatoid arthritis is inactive, and they have few or no symptoms during this time. Other people might have near-constant rheumatoid arthritis symptoms for months at a stretch. Although rheumatoid... [Read More]

Blood Tests to Diagnose Arthritis

August 12, 2010
If your doctor suspects you have arthritis, he or she may have your blood drawn to determine which type of arthritis you have. In people with osteoarthritis, blood tests are not usually abnormal, but with other types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, certain tests will help your doctor decide which type you have. This article reviews the different types of blood tests and markers used to diagnose... [Read More]

Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 12, 2010
Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), in the early stages, can be difficult. There is no single test that can clearly identify rheumatoid arthritis. Instead, doctors diagnose rheumatoid arthritis based on factors that are strongly associated with this disease. The American College of Rheumatology uses this list of criteria: Morning stiffness in and around the joints for at least one hour. Swelling... [Read More]

Arthritis - An Overview & Types

August 12, 2010
Did you know there is more than one type of arthritis In fact, there are more than 100 types of arthritis. It's a condition that affects more than 46 million U.S. adults -- a number that's expected to increase to 67 million adults by the year 2030. The false notion that all arthritis is alike has led people to try treatments that have little effect on their arthritis symptoms. Since each type of arthritis... [Read More]