Tag: inflammation of the joints

How Long Does Gout Last?

How Long Does Gout Last?

Gout attacks quickly, usually at night and most often on your big toe. The pain heightens about eight to 12 hours after onset. It can be extremely painful, and the first 24 hours are usually the worst. A gout attack typically lasts three to 10 days. However, the answer to

Steroids: Wonder Drugs, But Not Without Risks

The first steroid medication, cortisone, earned the reputation of a “wonder drug” more than 60 years ago when it was found to be effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Since then, the number of diseases and disorders treated with steroids has grown exponentially, to include asthma, colitis and other intestinal disorders,

Steroid Medications: Consider Risks as Well as Benefits

The first steroid medication, cortisone, earned the reputation of a “miracle drug” more than 60 years ago when it was found to be effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Since then, the number of steroid medications has grown, along with the number of diseases and disorders that are treated with them.

Unfortunately,

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ease Pain and Slow the Damage to Your Joints

If you experience pain and swelling in your hands or feet, you may be among the 1.3 million Americans with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). If you’re female, you have a significantly increased risk of developing the condition—about 75 percent of people with RA are women.
“While it is well known that

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