Bones & Joints

Bones & Joints

Calcium Is Key for Bone, Muscle, and Nerve Health

· · Bones & Joints

Americans, especially postmenopausal women, are encouraged to get enough calcium to build and maintain healthy bones, but some research suggests that too much calcium could compromise heart health by increasing calcification in coronary arteries.
However, no one argues the importance of calcium: Muscles, nerves, veins, arteries, enzymes, and hormones all depend  … Read More

Dietary Strategies Against Gout

· · Bones & Joints

Gout is so painful that its sufferers say you can’t really grasp how bad it is unless you’ve experienced it. A form of arthritis, gout is marked by attacks of severe joint pain, swelling, warmth and redness. Although medication is often used to help manage gout, dietary changes may help,  … Read More

Avoid Complications After Joint Replacement

· · Bones & Joints

Joint replacement surgery is fairly straightforward, but it is not without risk. Possible complications include blood clots, infections at the incision site, and loosening of the implant over time. But Darwin Chen, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedics at Mount Sinai, emphasizes that your doctor will take steps to prevent problems  … Read More

Pain in Your Big Toe May Be Gout

· · Bones & Joints

When you think about gout, an image of an older man who eats a lot of steaks and burgers and drinks beer might come to mind—but gout is also a woman’s disease.

“Although women are less likely than men to suffer from gout, a woman’s chance of developing gout increases significantly  … Read More

Q&A: PsA; Sandwiches; Cancer Treatment

· · Bones & Joints

Q. What is psoriatic arthritis, and what makes it different from other types of arthritis?
A. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis; its symptoms mimic other forms of arthritis, so it is often difficult to diagnose. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness, swollen fingers and toes, changes in nails, such  … Read More

Newsbriefs: RA Symptoms; RA Progression

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Diet May Impact RA Symptoms.
If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) your diet may worsen or lighten your symptoms of RA, report 24 percent of patients with long-term disease, according to a study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Patients were given a list of 20 foods and surveyed  … Read More

RA Treatment: Simpler is Better

· · Bones & Joints

Recent research shows that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to follow a simple drug therapy program, such as methotrexate (MTX) plus a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi), than follow a “triple-therapy” regimen of MTX, hydroxychloroquine, and sulfasalazine, according to a recent study published in Arthritis Care &  … Read More



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