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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Can Influence Women’s Perception

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A recent study has shown that rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia can change women's perception, making them think they have an ugly body. The study was made by the National Institutes of Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which affects the joints, causing stiffness and pain. The...
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Top 5 Facts about Arthritis

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People tend to have the wrong idea when it comes to how and why arthritis develops. Here is a list of facts to better understand the disease and its symptoms. Changing the climate won't help arthritis symptoms Arthritis patients often seem to state that their symptoms felt less bad in warm and dry environments. Unfortunately, this is just an illusion. Although the weather has a small...
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Sexually-transmitted Diseases (STD) Can Cause Arthritis

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Although sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) and arthritis aren't generally associated with each other, sometimes there can be a connection between the two of them. It is important to recognize the symptoms quickly so that you may begin the proper treatment. A recent story published in HealthDay involved a young man who noticed that a painless lump appeared on his ankle and then started to experi...
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Arthritis Risk Factors

Arthritis is a disease that affects a large number of the population. It is a chronic health condition characterized by pain and stiffness to the joints. There are various types of arthritis with several risk factors. Some of these risk factors can't be avoided but others can be kept under control. We will focus on the main risk factor for two of the most common types of arthritis – rheumatoid ar...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes

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Rheumatoid arthritis is the result of genetic susceptibility combined with various environmental factors. In almost every case, patients will have at least one of these environmental factors. Genetic Susceptibility At first, researchers noticed that patients that had a family history of rheumatoid arthritis had a higher risk of developing the disease themselves, this thing pointing to a famili...
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Children Can Be Affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Generally, when you think of arthritis the first thing that comes to your mind are older persons. Everyone has seen at least one TV commercial with an older person talking about the harsh symptoms caused by arthritis and how the specific medication is very effective. Despite the fact that most types of arthritis are associated with older adults, there are some types such as juvenile rheumatoid ...
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Weather Influences Arthritis Symptoms

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Arthritis is a disease that affects a large number of the population. The disease is characterized by joint pain and stiffness. Some people have noticed that their conditions seem to worsen on cold, wet days. This raises the question whether arthritis symptoms are affected by weather and in what way. According to Dr. Robert Shmerling, the clinical chief of rheumatology at Harvard-affiliated Beth ...
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Arthritis Statistics  

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  Arthritis is a disease that consists in the inflammation of one ore more joints of the body, inflammation which generally occurs symmetrically. Up to this moment, medical research in this field has identified around 100 different types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis and septic arthritis are just a few of the most frequent types ...
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Can You Take Arthritis Medication During Pregnancy?

Arthritis is a disease characterized by joint pain, tenderness and stiffness. It is pretty easy to get medication for this type of disease with just a prescription. Unfortunately, things get a bit more complicated when you are pregnant. It's not safe to pick up any medication and use it immediately to get rid of your pain because it could have a negative impact on the baby's health. The question i...
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Anemia and Low Hemoglobin Levels Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

It seems that anemia and low hemoglobin levels are linked to disability impairments when it comes to patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. A recent study tried to discover how many people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are also suffering from anemia. The study analyzed 89 people who were treated with methotrexate and folic acid. The patients were put through a series of tests to ev...
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