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Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Show Up Long Before Diagnosis

Latest Arthritis News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Difficulties with daily activities such as dressing, walking and eating can be seen in rheumatoid arthritis patients a year or two before they’re diagnosed, a new study shows. “This is a new finding, and a finding that is quite intriguing,” said lead author Dr. Elena […]

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More Active Lupus Linked to Childhood Events

Latest Arthritis News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lupus patients who had difficult childhoods have higher disease activity, worse depression and poorer overall health than those with better childhoods, a new study finds. Bad childhood experiences included abuse, neglect and household challenges. The study included 269 lupus patients in California. Of those, about […]

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Gout (Gouty Arthritis)

What are treatments and home remedies for gout? When gout is mild, infrequent, and uncomplicated, it can be treated with diet and lifestyle changes. However, studies have shown that even the most rigorous diet does not lower the serum uric acid enough to control severe gout, and therefore medications are generally necessary. When attacks are […]

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Scleroderma

How do health care professionals classify scleroderma? Scleroderma can be classified in terms of the degree and location of the skin and organ involvement. Accordingly, scleroderma has been categorized into two major groups, localized scleroderma and systemic sclerosis. Systemic sclerosis is further subdivided into either diffuse or limited forms based on the location and extent […]

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Benlysta Approved for Children With Lupus

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The intravenous drug Benlysta (belimumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat children with lupus, a chronic disease that triggers inflammation and damages tissues and organs throughout the body. Latest Arthritis News Approved for adults since 2011, Benlysta is the first lupus treatment […]

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

What are ankylosing spondylitis treatment options? The treatment of ankylosing spondylitis typically involves the use of medications to reduce inflammation and/or suppress immunity to stop progression of the disease, physical therapy, and exercise. Medications decrease inflammation in the spine and other joints and organs. Physical therapy and exercise help improve posture, spine mobility, and lung […]

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Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE)

What is the treatment for lupus? Is there a cure for lupus? There is no permanent cure for SLE. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and protect organs by decreasing inflammation and/or the level of autoimmune activity in the body. The precise treatment is decided on an individual basis. Many people with mild […]

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16 Early Symptoms and Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Source: Getty Images What are early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and what areas of the body are affected? While early signs and symptoms of RA can be mimicked by other diseases, the warning signs and symptoms are very characteristic of rheumatoid disease. The 16 early RA symptoms and signs discussed in this article […]

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Health Tip: Joint Popping and Cracking

(HealthDay News) — Most people have popping and cracking of their joints, especially as they age. Though the reasons behind these sounds are unclear, doctors think they may be caused by ligaments stretching and releasing, or the compression of nitrogen bubbles. Latest Arthritis News Usually, the phenomenon doesn’t need treatment. However, if these sounds are […]