What is more painful osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis?
It would depend on the particular situation. However Rheumatoid arthritis is most likely to be more painful as it can attack many different parts of the body at the same time. rheumatoid arthritis also is not limited to just the joints as it can attack the eyes , heart, lungs, skin and other parts of the body.
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. RA can be responsible for inflammation around the joints as well as in other organs and tissues of the body. An autoimmune disease is a condition where body's tissues are attacked by the body's own im…mune system. The immune system is designed to "seek and destroy" invaders or foreign materials of the body, especially infectious organisms. Persons with autoimmune diseases have antibodies in their blood that attack their own body the resulting inflammation then damages or destroys the tissue concerned. Because it can affect several organs of the body it is known as a systemic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness, meaning it can last for years, patients may experience long periods of time without symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive illness that has the potential to cause joint destruction, Deformity, pain and functional disability. Ra usually presents itself in several joints coinciding on on opposite sides of the body and is also described as a poliarthritis. Kids can get rheumatoid arthritis too. Most people think that it is only the elderly that can get it. The Arthritis Foundation, a nationwide support group, works to bring this message out to the world. Rheumatoid arthritis is an Autoimmune disease that leads to the destruction of connective tissue like cartilage in the joints and in other places. ( Full Answer )
Opinion Yes, there are many remedies in homeopathy for rheumatoid arthritis . Rhus Tox is one among them. Suggestion For some moreinformation on this subject go to the related link below (randomized controlled trial of homeopathy in rheumatoid arthritis)
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Osteoarthritis is a disease affecting the joints and usually due to wear and tear and old age causing degenerative changes in the bone. Rheumatoid arthritis on the other hand is a chronic disease affecting the joints but also other tissues and organs in the body . Its exact cause is not kn…own, but is thought to be auto immune disease. ( Full Answer )
No. That is not a symptom of RA. Severe abdominal pain on your right side could be many things and could also be serious and should be checked by a physician ASAP!
No. There are many different forms of arthritis. (and rheumatoid arthritis is one of them). Most of which get their name as a result of their effect on joints. However rheumatoid arthritis RA is a form of arthritis which is an autoimmune disease and a disease in its own right. It must be noted how…ever that the cause for Rheumatoid arthritis is as yet not known and that flareups in the disease can often coincide with infection or injury in seemingly unassociated situations. ( Full Answer )
Osteoarthritis also known as degenerative arthritis is a non inflammatory condition, primarily caused by damage as a result of wear and tear, trauma or disease happening to the cartilage of the joint. It often happens when a bone thickens to compensate for the deterioration of the normally smoo…th cartilage becoming rough with age. It normally affects elderly people but can also be found in teenagers. It commonly involves knees, fingers and hips. The fact that it is called non inflammatory however does not mean that there is no inflammation involved, it just means that the inflammation is not the cause of the problem. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic illness involves inflammation, distraction of cartilage bone and muscle stiffness and deformity of the joints. RA is an autoimmune disease, In the case of RA inflammation is the result of the body's own immune system mistakenly attacking cartilage in the joints and in some cases other organs such as the heart, eyes lungs and epidermis. . ( Full Answer )
Any one can get RA from childhood onwards however more women then men get it and the ave age of onset is 35 to 40
Osteoarthritis is a condition primarily of the cartilage of the joint. It often happens when a bone thickens to compensate for the deterioration of the normally smooth cartilage becoming rough with age. Thus, it normally affects elderly people, however it can also be found in teenagers. It commonl…y involves knees, fingers and hips.. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic illness that causes inflammation, stiffness and deformity of the joins. It is an autoimmune disease, That is it is the result of the body's own immune system mistakenly attacking cartridge in the joints and in some cases other organs such as the heart, lungs,eyes and epidermis. RA ischaracterized by an increase in TNF-alpha, IL-6 and other inflammatory mediators. . Gout is a type of arthritis , that is the result of uric acid crystals being deposited deposited in the joints. The body reaction to this is painful inflamation. It generaly affects one joint at a time, especially the joint of the big toe. It can also affect the knees, ankles, feet, hands, wrists and elbows.. Arthritis refers to diseases that affect joints in the body and there are about 100 of them. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that is different from say osteoarthritis which is a disease that is the result of wear and tear on the joint's Gout is another type of arthritis where an over abundance of uric acid in the body can cause severe pain to its victims.. ( Full Answer )
SIDE EFFECTS: Methotrexate can be well tolerated, However it also can cause severe toxicity which is usually related to the dose taken. The most frequent reactions to methotrexate include mouth sores, stomach upset, and low white blood counts. Methotrexate may cause severe toxicity of the liver,… kidneys and bone marrow, Methotrexate can cause headache and drowsiness this may be stopped if the dose is lowered. Methotrexate can also cause itching, skin rash, dizziness, and hair loss. A dry, non productive cough can be a result of rare lung toxicity. ( Full Answer )
No there is not a connection between RF and osteoarthritis except that the results of both illnesses can come out with the same result. It should be kept in mind that a person can suffer from both conditions at the same time.
No, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two different things with different symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, while psoriatic arthritis is a complication of psoriasis.
They would be a tiny minority and if they have RA they will soon learn how.
Ra is more prevalent in women. Two thirds of people that suffer from RA are women.
destruction of cartilage, bone, andeventually muscle and ligaments as well as pain. many of the drugs used are similar and also have bad side effects. However Ra is in the long run a far more destructive disease.
Yes, as a mater of fact it is possible to have RA with no RF at all. that is known as seronegative RA. as opposed to seropositive RA
I have Rheumatoid arthritis and you have bad chest pains from it but it is not your heart what could it be?
without any further diagnostic information, I could site a problem my mother had. she had aconstant problem with RA and she ended up with it affecting tissue around the ribs. This gave her a hell of a bad time. The best thing to do is check with your Rheumatologist next time you see him.
For someone suffering with rheumatoid arthritis is high or low humdity degrees likely to cause more pain?
I have had Ra for most of my life and have lived in several different climates , hot , cold, humid and dry and combinations of these. Up to now I have not noticed that there was any difference way or the other.
Yesin december 1997 i was diagnised hthat i have RA. after blood test. I take ayurveda medicines only. In these
Rheumatoid arthritis ' may lead to pleuritis, that is, Fluid may collect around one or both lungs. Lungs may develop pulmonary fibrosis i.e tissues may become stiff or overgrown. The upshot of these conditions being difficulty with breathing.
There has been no connection found so far between diet and Rheumatoid arthritis . However there are a lot of people with this disease that claim their diet does make a difference. In the majority of these case the foods that need to be avoided often turn out to be things that are acidy such as cert…ain fruits and red wines particularly fortified wines like port. In My experience I was under the impression that I had a bad reaction to port and, Mangoes and apples for a while but now I don't seem to have any problems with it. I suspect that there may be a connection but that it all depends on the individual. ( Full Answer )
Rheumatoid arthritis is an Autoimmune disease and is not considered contagious. Having said that however suffering from some illnesses has been noted by sufferers to cause the onset of flare ups in RA. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are able to bring about a rare form of arthritis known as venereal arthri…tis. For more info on this go to the related link ( Venereal Arthritis ) below ( Full Answer )
There is evidence linking Both oseteo and rheumatoid arthritis with genetic predisposition. In other words there seems to be a predisposition to these diseases among family members.
There are many pain killers available that will deal with the pain of RA to some extent. However Inti anti inflammatory are the best way to go with this disease. when you are having a flare of RA you need to bring the inflammation causing the pain under control. in some cases this can be achieved by… using over the counter medications such as "voltarin" (diclofenac) in reasonably strong doses taking care to follow the instructions as these are notorious for causing intestinal bleeding. next in line are prescription drugs such as "celebrex" (Celecoxib) these are less harmful to the gut and are more effective in combating the inflammation for many people. However there are many possible side effects The next type of drug used would be steroidal inti inflammatorys like prednisone. However regardles of how you relieve the pain of rheumatoid arthritis it is imperative that the inflamation is brought under control as it will completely destroy cartilage in the joint leading to disability, and disfigurement. ( Full Answer )
You cant beat it the moment unless you are lucky and it goes into remission. The only option open for RA at present is to keep the inflammation under control and avoid as much tissue damage as possible.
We are unsure of the exact mechanisms that brings about RA . However researchers feel these factors are involved. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder. That is A disorder where the immune system of the body mistakenly destroys the bodies own tissue. In the case of RA, joints and o…ther tissues of the body are attacked by the immune system. Chemicals called cytokines are used by the immune system cells to communicate. It is thought that people with RA have too much of certain types of cytokines, including interleukin (IL) and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-Î±), which may be sending the messages that cause the joints to be attacked. There is a greater risk of having RA if there is a member of the family with the disease or if you are female. Some family's are genetically predisposed to RA making them more prone to the disease. Biological factors such as hormone changes, or factors such as an infection, are believed to trigger the immune system to attack the joints in people prone to RA. ( Full Answer )
I have Has RA for a long time and have had chocolate without noticing it having any affect on my RA one way or the other, There is no evidence at present in any case that Diet has any mayor affect on Rheumatoid arthritis .
I cant imagine why not so long as all of the body is working satisfactorily and are not being influenced in their performance by the disease. I do and I am!
Homeopathy (also spelled homoeopathy or homÅopathy) is a form of alternative medicine, first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, that attempts to treat patients with heavily diluted preparations. Based on an ipse dixit axiom formulated by Hahnemann which he called the "law of s…imilars", preparations which cause certain symptoms in healthy individuals are given as the treatment for patients exhibiting similar symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking, which homeopaths term "succussion," after each dilution under the assumption that this increases the effect of the treatment. Homeopaths call this process "potentization". Dilution often continues until none of the original substance remains. ( Source wikipedia ) for the complete article on Homeapathy Go to the related link below. Personal Oppinoin: I might add however that having had a joint replaced as a result of RA I don't believe for one second that anything that works on this principle is able to repair that sort of damage. ( Full Answer )
Yes, absolutely! The shoulder is a joint, like the knee, ankle, and wrist, which are all affected by rheumatoid arthritis . Shoulder pain can be related to RA however it may also be the result of osteoarthritis or a number of neurological conditions. the only way to be sure is to have an exam…ination of the problem done. ( Full Answer )
I don't know how it effects others. And pain can be a difficult thing to describe. Often a lot involved in the unpleasantness of pain is our own attitude towards it. My Mother had serious problems with RA and many other health problems . Living so close to that and witnessing her can do and keep goi…ng regardless attitude probably made my own problems there seem less urgent. However in my own particular case There seem to be different stages and therefore a different type of pain depending on what stage. The first Symptoms that I had involving RA was when I would have been about 7 or 8 years old and at that stage I had a tightness in the upper part of the calf and sometimes the upper part of the arms near the shoulder. this pain would be easiest associated with the sort of pain you would get in muscles after over exercising them. Definitely painful but manageable. As I got older however the pain rather then only being the result of inflammation started to include that of actual damaged tissue. This included the original tightness as well as a dull and at the same time hot pain that radiated out from the joint in question. Generally there were 2 or 3 places at the same time doing this. This pain could be worked through although it does tend to slow one down a bit. Finally I ended up having an elbow joint replaced. The pain that you get from that sort of situation definitely has an effect on all of your activity's as you get all of the types of pain described earlier but when you end up with bone on bone an extra sharpens is introduced where it is virtually impossible to be philosophical about it. I wakes you up every time you move when asleep . limits the positions you can sleep in and impacts on your ability to do things that were once easy. I have never taken it to the point where the pain has reached burnout point because with the drugs and medical facility's available in Australia these days even to those that have no cash or insurance that would be an unlikely situation. Keep in mind that I probably suffered more then I should have as a result of RA because I started treatment later then I should have leading to a lot of damage that could have been avoided. ( Full Answer )
No they are completely different diseases. Many people that have JRA go into remission and never have a problem with it again once they get past a certain age and many keep having the problem with Rheumatoid arthritis . To date there has been no cure found for rheumatoid arthritis and all that can …be done with it is keep any damage it does under as much control as possible while it is not in remission. RA is an autoimmune disease where inflammation damages the connective tissues of the body. Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis where joint become damaged as a result of wear and tear and trauma. in a lot of cases the results can lead to the same problems in the joints but other then that there is no connection. ( Full Answer )
Osteoarthritis is a disorder where the cartilage in a joint or joints becomes worn or damaged as a result of wear and tear and or some type of trauma. this can lead to bone wearing on bone and the eventual destruction of joints, It is particularly prevalent in the big weight bearing joints and has… a bigger incidence among older people then younger. Rheumatoid arthritis is an Autoimmune disease that can effect any joints in the body as well as other organs and tissue of such as the heart, eyes, brain , blood vessels and others. This is a disorder of thimune system where it turns on the body itself mistakenly destroying cartilage and other tissue. this disease can his a person at any age and can lead to major deformity and debilitation. ( Full Answer )
They are similar insofar as they both relate to skeletal joint damage pain and inflammation. However osteoarthritis is generally the result of wear and tear or joint trauma as opposed to rheumatoid arthritis being the result of the destruction of joint tissue by the immune system. The effects of… Rheumatoid arthritis also reach into other parts to the body's organs and tissue's. ( Full Answer )
Yes, as a matter of fact you can have RA with no rheumatoid factor at all.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a result of a form of autoimmune disease. The immune system disorder leaves your body unable to determine clearly what is your own tissue and what could be an invader. It mistakenly targets the tissues in the joints as foreign substances and causes inflammation in the area to… try to "kill" what it has incorrectly determined is a pathogen. This results in painful swelling that can eventually result in erosion of synovial (joint lining) tissue and bone tissue in the joint and eventually in joint deformity and stiffness. People can become nearly immobile due to the pain of movement. It can also cause inflammation of other tissues, and even systemic (whole body) flare ups with fevers and fatigue. It is a chronic long term disease. Drugs that suppress the immune system are often prescribed to treat it, leaving those with the disorder more susceptible to infectious diseases. More information: The synovial membrane becomes severely inflamed. Usually thin and delicate, the synovium becomes thick and stiff, with numerous infoldings on its surface. Omega 3 fish oils in the diet can help with the inflammation. Other aids in treating the disease include weight loss for less stress on the joints. In some people, food allergies can trigger the red hot swollen joints. When the immune system is suppressed, avoid being in crowds. Minor infections, such as a cold can also trigger the outbreak of arthritis (inflammation of a joint). Keep mobile, walk or swim, or go aqua jogging. Joint protection from even minor injury is a must, also avoid tripping up curbs, falling over stones or stumbling on rugs in the home, etc. Make sure you slowly build up to exercise when your physician says it is okay to do so. . ( Full Answer )
Rheumatoid arthritis is an Auto immune disease, that is for some reason the immune system is under the impression that cartilage and in some cases other connective tissue are a foreign invader and there fore sets about destroying this tissue leaving the joints with no cartilage and causing further …damage to adjoining tissue and bone. Gouty arthritis on the other hand is the result too much uric acid building up in the blood, This leads to a situation where the uric acid develops fine pointy sharp crystals that find their way into synovial joints causing inflammation extreme pain joint destruction and deformity's, Gouty arthritis can also cause kidney damage and crystal build up in places like the ears. ( Full Answer )
While Juvenile arthritis seems to have a lot in common with RA Often it disappears without the patient ever seeing the problem again. Studies estimate that by adulthood, JRA symptoms disappear in more than half of all affected children. This means that for a lot of JRA patients will see symptoms in…to adulthood. ( Full Answer )
rheumatoid. resembling rheumatism. arthritis [ahr-thriÂ´tis] (pl. arthriÂ´tides ) inflammation of a joint. adj., adj arthritÂ´ic. The term is often used by the public to indicate any disease involving pain or stiffness of the musculoskeletal system. Arthritis is not a single disease, …but a group of over 100 diseases that cause pain and limit movement. The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis . . ( Full Answer )
it is likely that if a person that has RA is taking methotrexate then they wil not be using aspirin. as ther may be a reaction between the two.
The first difference is that rheumatoid arthritis is an Autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the cartilage in joints and surrounding leading to the joint eventually becoming disabled, and deformed it is the inflammation doing the actual damage. On the other hand In the case of osteo…arthritis here we have a situation where the cartilage becomes worn or damaged or the victim of some sort of trauma which caused which can lead to stiffness in joints and in some cases total destruction of the joint, however in this case the inflammation occurs as a result of the damage when bone comes into contact with bone. Rheumatoid arthritis can also effect the tissue of many of the body's organs from the skin to the brain. ( Full Answer )
It all depends on what particular joints are affected at any given time. For example RA in the feet can be very painful indeed if you find that during the progress of the day inflammation builds up under the feet and you are forced to walk to get where you need to be. Every step can be torture, (not… much fun) Driving can be a problem if the shoulders are affected. or the simple task of unscrewing the cap of a bottle can also be murderous. Sometimes just getting up of a seat can be an unpleasant experience. Ra can even affect your ribs and lungs which can make breathing deeply a painful experience. RA can be definitely unpleasant at times and it extends well beyond just joint pain. ( Full Answer )
Arthritis is a general term to describe joint paint andinflammation. There are approximately 100 different types ofarthritis, many of which have different causes and treatments. When many people hear the word "arthritis," they think of thewear-and-tear type associated with aging. This is osteoarthr…itis.In actuality, there are many different kinds of arthritis that canaffect people of all ages. Gout is one example of a type ofarthritis that can affect people of all ages, while juvenilerheumatoid arthritis, as you might guess from the name, primarilyaffects children under the age of 18. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease,with the most commonsymptom being joint inflammation and pain--although theinflammation can also affect other parts of the body, including thekidneys, lungs and heart. Rheumatoid arthritis can be diagnosed inpeople of any age, but the most common group of people to be firstdiagnosed are young women in their late teens or early 20s. Most forms of arthritis are not curable, but researchers havelearned much about treating the symptoms in order to slow theprogression of the disease and make patients more comfortable. ( Full Answer )
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis are different diseases. however they do have one thing in common in all cases and that is pain for which analgesics are used. osteo arthritis is a disease of wear and tear of the bone and joints and inflammation can also happen as opposed to RA being an autoim…mune disease where the damage to joints is caused by the inflammation. so anti inflamatorys may be used in both diseases. I the case of Ra disease modifying drugs such as methatrexate is also used to suppress the activity of the imune system. ( Full Answer )
By undergoing a course of anti inflammatory drug. there are several available over the counter. but if you have RA you should be under the care of a hematologist.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disease where inflammation causes damage to cartilage in joint of the body among other connective tissue problems. Gouty arthritis is caused by an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood stream reaching a point where the acid turns into tiny sharp crystals… that settle in joints , especially of the extremity's like the toes and fingers they may also settle in the earlobes and kidneys to name but a few places. ( Full Answer )
Common treatments for rheumatoid arthritis consists of a variety of options. They can try NSAID pain relievers, OTC pain relievers, or even possibly narcotic pain killers. RA is also sometimes treated with steroids in limited patients.
We do not know, we cannot examine you over the internet. You need to see a doctor for a proper medical examination. Seeking medical advice over the internet is a very silly thing to do.
Osteoarthritis is degenerative and a result of wear and tear and insome cases trauma broken bones and sporting damage. Rheumatoidarthritis is a autoimmune disease where the immune system attackscartilage in the joints and may also attack connective tissue inmany other parts of the body it can be a d…ebilitating and deformingdisease. ( Full Answer )
Tramadol is often given for pain relief but your doctor would bethe one to help you best.