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Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

New research suggests that a bacterium found in cow’s milk and beef may lead to rheumatoid arthritis in people who are already genetically predisposed. The bacterium may be a common trigger for both rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. A bacterium found in milk may trigger rheumatoid arthritis in genetically predisposed people, suggests new research. Rheumatoid […]

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Knee osteoarthritis: What’s the best weight loss plan?

Knee osteoarthritis: What’s the best weight loss plan?

A new study set out to explore the best weight loss regimen for overweight and obese people living with osteoarthritis of the knees. Knee osteoarthritis can sometimes lead to knee replacement surgery, as cartilage damage cannot be reversed. Osteoarthritis is the commonest form of arthritis and the most common joint disorder in the United States. […]

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All you need to know about myositis

All you need to know about myositis

In today’s wording, the suffix –itis means a disease or inflammation of a specific organ or tissue. In the case of myositis, it is the muscles that are inflamed or diseased. Myositis can cause muscle diseases known as myopathies. Sometimes, a person may have myositis and not know the underlying cause. Fast facts on myositis: […]

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What is facet arthropathy?

What is facet arthropathy?

Like any joint, the facet joints can develop arthritis. This type of arthritis is called facet arthropathy. It may also be called facet joint osteoarthritis (FJOA). The facet joints, which are located along the back of the spine, keep special bones called vertebrae together and allow for a range of motion in the spine. What […]

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What is polyarthritis?

What is polyarthritis?

Polyarthritis is present when four or more joints in the body become painful and inflamed. The condition is also known as polyarthralgia, which means “many joint pains.” The name polyarthritis comes from two Greek words: “poly,” meaning “many, much” “arthron,” meaning “joint” In this article, we look at some of the different forms of polyarthritis, […]

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Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?

Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?

After studying immune cells taken from the joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis, scientists have found that once the disease sets in, some types of cell lose their sensitivity to vitamin D. Researchers explore vitamin D’s role in rheumatoid arthritis. The team — which comprised researchers from University College London and the University of Birmingham, […]

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Study lists 33 foods proven to relieve rheumatoid arthritis

Study lists 33 foods proven to relieve rheumatoid arthritis

A review of existing research, published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, lists foods that have been proven to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in the long-term. Prunes are a great source of polyphenols and can help to ease inflammatory symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.3 million adults in the […]

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What are biologics for RA?

What are biologics for RA?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes the body’s immune system to attack healthy tissues that line the joints. Biologics are designed to fight the immune cells that are attacking these healthy tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes pain, swelling, and deformities in the joints. It can also cause flu-like symptoms, weight loss, […]

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How do you manage arthritis in hands?

How do you manage arthritis in hands?

Many bones in the body, including those of the wrists and hands, are protected by cartilage. Cartilage can wear down over time. As a result, a person can experience a condition known as osteoarthritis. Another name for this type of arthritis is “wear and tear” arthritis. The most common causes of osteoarthritis include age, repetitive […]

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What is neck cracking and why does it happen?

What is neck cracking and why does it happen?

The term “cracking” when referring to neck cracking is the popping sound that occurs when quick motions loosen the joint and ligaments in the neck. Any joint can be “cracked,” and it is common for people to also crack their knuckles, lower back, hips, ankles, and toes. People often do this themselves, although it can […]