Tag: severe arthritis

Newsbriefs: RA Symptoms; RA Progression

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

Ask the Doctor: Reducing Hypothermia Risk; Low-Purine Diet for Gout

Q: During the winter months, what is the best way to reduce the risk of hypothermia?

A: Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when your body temperature drops below 95°F because it loses heat faster that it can produce heat.

Most cases of hypothermia are triggered by outdoor temperatures below 59°F. If

Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It?

Knee pain becomes an all-too-common ailment as you age. In fact, one-third of doctor’s visits for muscle and bone pain are knee-related. Yet for many older adults, achy knees and growing lack of mobility are often the result of osteoarthritis (OA). “This is an age-related ‘wear and tear’ type of

Shoulder Replacement to Ease Pain and Improve Function

Hip and knee replacements are common surgeries for severe pain from osteoarthritis. But if your arthritic pain is in the shoulder, there’s a joint replacement option for you too. In fact, shoulder replacement surgery is on the rise, due in part to a newer replacement option. Until about 10 years

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