How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Currently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. If it is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisThe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]

Overuse of antibiotics linked with increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers from Keele University and the Quadram Institute analysed data from primary care medical records. They found that the odds of developing rheumatoid arthritis were 60% higher in those exposed to antibiotics than in those not exposed

Overuse of antibiotics linked with increased risk of rheumatoid arthritisThe odds increased with the number of antibiotics treatments, and how recently they were taken. Rheumatoid arthritis affects 400,000 people in the UK and this study suggests it affects 26 in 100,000 people who have taken antibiotics. Rheumatoid arthritis is likely to be caused by a complex mix of genetics and different environmental factors, so […]

Could turmeric help patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Turmeric is rich in curcumin that helps alleviate and protect the body from symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Could turmeric help patients with rheumatoid arthritis?Some research suggests that turmeric may help alleviate the inflammatory symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. The spice affords several benefits such as anti-inflammatory functions provided by its main component curcumin. What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition common among older adults. Its symptoms include inflammation, stiffness and joint pain, according to Medical News […]

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Many childhood food allergies could be due to eating junk food, according to a new study. Children with food allergies, and children who eat a lot of junk food, have increased body levels of molecules called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs)

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new studyAGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

Daily yoga practice can help benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis

According a study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, eight weeks of intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating chronic auto-immune inflammatory disease

Daily yoga practice can help benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritisResearchers are now hopeful that yoga could be an effective way of reducing the severity of symptoms associated with this type of arthritis. Published in the Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Journal, researchers explained that an eight-week intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of both physical and psychological symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Yoga has other […]

Risk of rheumatoid arthritis lower among smokers who quit, suggests study

Adults who quit smoking decades ago may have a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis than people who gave up cigarettes more recently, says a U.S. study

Risk of rheumatoid arthritis lower among smokers who quit, suggests studySmoking has long been linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, and quitting can reduce this risk. But the new study offers fresh evidence that years of cessation can pay off more than just a brief period without cigarettes. “These results provide evidence for those at increased rheumatoid arthritis risk to quit smoking since […]

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to memory and thinking problems later in life. People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the February 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  The latest findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study indicate that people suffering chronic inflammation during middle age show a greater decline in cognitive function as they get older. When the body sustains an injury, it raises an acute inflammatory response to fight off infection and promote healing. This inflammatory response is localised […]

Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngsters

Dr Manan Gujarathi, an Orthopedic surgeon, SRV Mamata hospital, shares how to identify the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and how to tackle it, also how it may affect the youths

Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngstersExperts say that there has been a steady rise in the number of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating inflammation which causes swelling and pain in and around the joints. Often, we believe that arthritis is a disease associated with the […]

Five reasons behind why your fingers are swollen

Swelling, also known as edema, can happen anywhere in the body. It’s commonly seen in the hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs. Swelling occurs when extra fluid gets trapped in your body’s tissues. Several things can cause this, including heat, exercise, or medical conditions

Five reasons behind why your fingers are swollenPerhaps, you suspected swelling after the rings on your fingers seemed a lot tighter than usual. Or it may be a case of highly noticeable bloating around the joints of your hands. Regardless of the severity, here are some possible explanations for why your fingers seem a little puffy lately. Excess salt consumption Have you […]

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in life

Exposure to second-hand smoke during childhood was associated with an increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life, researchers said. The study followed 98,995 French female volunteers from 1990 to present day. It found that those who smoked - and incurred passive smoking - were more prone. Arthritis also began earlier in smokers exposed to childhood passive smoking

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in lifeA new study in the journal Rheumatology indicates that being exposed to second-hand smoke in childhood could increase the risk of someone developing arthritis as an adult. Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex disease that may be developed by environmental agents interacting with genetic factors. The role of genetics into arthritis susceptibility is well recognised. There […]