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Sticking With Meds Lowers Lupus Patients’ Diabetes Risk

Latest Arthritis News FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Taking their medications as prescribed significantly lowers lupus patients’ risk of developing diabetes, a new study finds. Type 2 diabetes is a common complication of lupus, an autoimmune disease that can cause damaging inflammation in many organs, as well as rashes, fatigue and joint pain. […]

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FDA Approves Voltaren Arthritis Pain, Pataday for OTC Use

Latest Arthritis News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved three drugs for nonprescription, over-the-counter use — Voltaren Arthritis Pain (diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1 percent), Pataday Twice Daily Relief (olopatadine HCl ophthalmic solution/drops, 0.1 percent), and Pataday Once Daily Relief (olopatadine HCl ophthalmic solution/drops, 0.2 percent) — […]

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Study Probes Side Effects of Methotrexate, Used for Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Latest Arthritis News TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans battling autoimmune illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis turn to a long-used drug, methotrexate, for relief. But until now there’s been little comprehensive research on side effects tied to the drug. A new study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health […]

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome facts Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of disorders which share common features including easy bruising, joint hypermobility (loose joints), skin that stretches easily (skin hyperelasticity or laxity), and weakness of tissues. Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are inherited in the genes that are passed from parents to offspring. Ehlers-Danlos syndromes symptoms and signs are joints that […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Arthritis

Bossini-Castillo, L., et al. “A genome-wide association study of rheumatoid arthritis without antibodies against citrullinated peptides.” Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 74 (2015): e15. Costenbader, Karen H., and Elizabeth W. Karlson. “Epstein-Barr Virus and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is There a Link?” Arthritis Res Ther 8.1 (2006): 204. Crane, M.M., et al. “Epidemiology and Treatment of New-Onset […]

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tramadol (Ultram)

What is tramadol and what is it used for? Tramadol is a synthetic (man-made) pain reliever (analgesic). Researchers and doctors do not know the exact mechanism of action of tramadol, but it is similar to morphine. Like morphine, tramadol binds to receptors in the brain (narcotic or opioid receptors) that are important for transmitting the […]

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Lumbar Lordosis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Cure

What is lumbar lordosis? Is It painful? A symptom of lumbar lordosis is pronounced buttocks. Lumbar lordosis is the inward curve of the lumbar spine in the lower back. A small degree of lordosis (inward curvature) is normal. The spine in the neck also has lordosis (cervical lordosis).  Normal lumbar (lower spine) lordosis is not […]

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Sever Condition

Sever’s Condition Symptom Heel Pain Pain in the heel can result from a number of factors. Abnormalities of the skin, nerves, bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues of the heel can all result in pain. Because of walking and daily movement, we are always at risk for injury or trauma to the heel area. Common […]

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Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis Differences and Similarities

What is osteoarthritis? What is osteoporosis? Picture of a doctor showing an X-ray to a woman. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic joint pain, and affects over 23 million Americans. The definition of osteoarthritis is degeneration of joint cartilage tissue and the underlying bone.  The definition of osteoporosis is a medical condition that […]

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Certain Diabetes Meds May Lower Gout Risk, Too

Latest Arthritis News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Medications called SGLT2 inhibitors lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. And new research suggests these drugs may have an added benefit — lowering the risk of gout. Compared with people taking another class of diabetes drugs (GLP1 receptor […]