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Arthritis

The word “arthritis” means joint inflammation and it can be used to refer to more than 100 different diseases that cause pain, stiffness, swelling, and sometimes permanent joint damage. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States and can affect anyone at any age.

Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Arthritis, Urban Legends

Does cracking your knuckles lead to arthritis?

Arthritis and Cracking Knuckles The reason people associate knuckle-cracking with arthritis because it makes a cracking noise and, if something cracks, it must be being damaged. However, the truth is that nothing is being cracked. A joint is any place where the ends of two bones meet. Where the bones come together they have a covering of "articular cartilage." This is surrounded by the "joint capsule," inside of which there is synovial fluid. Synovial fluid is the lubricant for the joint and also...
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What is arthritis?

Arthritis Arthritis refers mainly to the degeneration or wearing out of a joint, but includes more then 100 different diseases that cause pain, stiffness, swelling, and damage to the joints. some forms of Arthritis can affect other organs of the body as well. The main forms of Arthritis are Osteoarthritis which is caused mainly by wear tear and trauma. Rheumatoid arthritis which is a autoimmune disease. And gout which is caused by too much uric acid accumulating in the blood and pseudo gout...
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Does eating peanuts aggravate arthritis?

Yes, peanuts and peanut butter can aggravate arthritis. I was a peanut butter eater all my life, I am now 58. I would have starved to death if nobody had invented peanut butter, it was my main diet many days. Now I cannot eat peanut butter, it aggravates my arthritis. I tried almond butter and it was a lot worst than peanut butter. I find cashews bad too. ...
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What is facet osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis can cause the breakdown of cartilage between facet joints. This causes pain as well as loss of motion and stiffness. The facet joints are in the back portion or posterior of the spine. They combine with the disc space to create a three joint complex at each vertebral level. These joints consist of two opposing bony surfaces that should have cartilage between them and a capsule around it that produces fluid. The cartilage and the fluid combine to allow the joint to...
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Can arthritis cause a pinched nerve?

The inflammation that often comes with arthritis can put pressure on nerves. ...
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What is the reason behind these blood and urine tests by the way I have rheumatoid arthritis CBC With Plts ESR Complete Metabolic Panel Urinalysis with albumin C3 C4 ANA RF T4 Free TSH CPK Aldolase?

A complete blood count (CBC), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C protein, rheumatoid factor (RF), and antinuclear antibody (ANA) may be done for patients with suspected rheumatoid arthritis (RA). CBC may show anemia; ESR and C protein may be elevated as a reflection of the inflammatory aspect of the disease. RF is present in 70% of RA patients, and ANA is present in 30%; the latter two reflect the autoimmune component of the disease. ...
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Are pecans good for uric acid?

pecan nuts are one of the lowest purine containing foods making it fine in a uric acid diet. Purine is what is eventually converted into Uric acid by the body.(Between 0 and 50mg of purine to 100 grams) ...
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Is chicken eating safe for gout patients?

White meat is recommended so long as it is kept within reason.
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What happens when you have arthritis?

There are more then a hundred different forms of arthritis, However the thing they all have in common is that they effect the joints of the body and the result is joint stiffness pain and joint destruction if treatment is not instigated to stop or at least slow it down. some forms of arthritis are a result of joint damage caused by wear and tear or trauma such as broken bones for example. these are referred to as non inflammatory arthritis...
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Can dehydration lead to joint pain?

There is evidence that dehydration can cause arthritis pain. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. ...
Asked in Arthritis, Medical Insurance, Gout

Would gout be considered a pre-existing condition - if it subsequently moves to your hands - after taking out the insurance would it be considered pre existing?

If you had gout any where in your body previously then it is a pretty safe bet that it wil be described as a pre-existing condition iif you get it any where else. Gout is the result of uric acid crystals forming in your blood stream because you are not able to eliminate it with urine fast enough. That is the condition, Where you get it and when is part of the overall symptoms. The reason that people want to know...
Asked in Arthritis, Gout, Mayonnaise

Is mayonnaise good for uric acid diet?

Mayonnaise is one of the lowest purine containing foods making it fine in a uric acid diet. Purine is what is eventually converted into Uric acid by the body.(Between 0 and 50mg of purine to 100 grams) ...
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Is scoliosis a disability?

in the case of an SSDI application, it is always determined if the applicant can return to past work. If that is deemed not possible then it is determined if the applicant can be given any form of alternative work. If that also is not possible then the applicant's case will be approved for a medical vocational allowance. Thus in most of the cases it is through this route that people claim the social security disability benefits. ...
Asked in Home & Garden, Arthritis

Why is lime good for arthritis?

Lime is good for arthritis because the citric acid found in lime is a solvent of uric acid which is the primary cause of some types of arthritis. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is symmetric arthritis?

This would refer to the type of arthritis that tends to affect the same joints on both sides of the body at the same time, there is a symmetry to the way it flares and is generally Rheumatoid arthritis. ...
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Can sleeping with your hair wet cause arthritis?

No There is definitely no connection between the effects of wet hais and any form of arthritis. This idea probably comes from the old idea that there isa connection between rheumatism and cold damp conditions. which by the away don't have any bearing on arthritis either. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Arthritis, Maltese Terriers

Are Maltese dogs likely to get arthritis?

Yes, Maltese are prone to many joint problems as they age. Mine is only 4 and she already has bad joints, but there are medications that your vet can give you to help. If it gets really bad they could need surgery. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Arthritis, Alternative Treatments for Conditions or Diseases

How is arnica good for arthritis?

Arnica Arnica Montana It is claimed that arnica Relieves aches; an anti-inflammatory and immune enhancer However acording to Arthritis today from the Artritis foundation, it's among supplements to avoid because it can cause miscarriages, allergic reactions, paralysis, heart palpitations, death. ...
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What is the scientific name of gout?

Abnormally high uric acid levels in the blood are known as hyperuricemia.
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How does gout lead to hypertension?

It seems that gout does not necessarily lead to hypertension( high blood pressure) but lifestyle choices that increase the chances of having gout also increase the chance of hypertension. ...
Asked in Arthritis, Wheat

Can wheat bran cause joint inflammation?

at present ther is no evidence linking diet with arthritis aside from gout and some alergic reactions. ...
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Can prolonged typing on the computer cause arthritis?

The actual cause of arthritis is not known, However for a person that has a predisposition involving one or another type of atrhiritis is likely to have a problem with it more quickly. ...
Asked in Arthritis, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Gout, Honey

Does cinnamon powder and honey help gout?

the major constituent of honey is fructose. a recent study showed that people that drank drinks containing fructose had a higher risk of gout. the risk was comparable to 30 -50 ml of alcohol ...