Rheumatoid arthritis is a very common medical condition. In fact, it is estimated to affect 8 million people in the UK alone. About 75 percent of those affected are women, and 1 in 3 women can develop...
Hip joint pain is one of the primary problems of arthritis. For most people a diagnosis of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis means hip joint pain for years to come. However, finding the right met...
Q. What type of exercise machine would be best for someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis, cycling, rowing or an air walker?A. Picking the right exercises for rheumatoid arthritis is very dependent on the ...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common, autoimmune inflammatory form of arthritis. It is characterized by chronic inflammation affecting the synovium (lining of the joint). As RA progresses, it c...
Many of the drugs currently used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were originally used to treat different kinds of cancers.The first example is methotrexate. This drug is an immunosuppressant th...
The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been revolutionized by the use of anti tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF) drugs. These are biologic medicines which act with great specificity o...
One of the biggest questions when it comes to anti-tumor necrosis ± therapy (anti-TNF) is what is the overall risk/benefit ratio. There is no question that this group of drugs induces positive cli...
The first step in examination focuses on the articulations. Then, because of the large variety of organs attacked by rheumatic disease such as lupus, a complete exam is required, and it may be followe...
Most of the medicines used to deal with rheumatic conditions are anti - inflammation and pain relievers, but there are cases in which they may also prevent the damage from getting worse. There is a ve...
The problem with prescription medicines are the side effects. Studies have shown ginger can have the same anti-inflammatory qualities as drugs but without the side effects.Ginger has been used sinc...