How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

The 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 […]

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Overuse of antibiotics linked with increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis

The 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 […]

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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 […]

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Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

AGEs 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 […]

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Daily yoga practice can help benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers 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 […]

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

Smoking 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 youngsters

Experts 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 […]

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

A 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 […]

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