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Health News - Arthritis

Does sugar cause inflammation in the body?
Research has linked sugar with chronic inflammation and a range of health conditions. Learn how this happens, other foods that cause inflammation, and how to reduce inflammation here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that affects the health of the skin, eyes, and joints. Learn about its uses and benefits in this article. (Medical News Today)

How can diabetes cause joint pain?
Diabetes can lead to joint pain by affecting the muscles, skeleton, and nervous system. It also has links with two types of arthritis. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

10 healthful turmeric recipes for arthritis
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory spice. Research suggests turmeric and other anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve arthritis symptoms. This article looks at 10 ways to use turmeric in tasty, healthful recipes. (Medical News Today)

A guide to psoriatic arthritis medication
Medications can relieve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, slow disease progression, and reduce or prevent joint damage. We explore the current treatments and medication advances here. (Medical News Today)

How to strengthen your knee
People can do many exercises to strengthen their knees, which can relieve pain and reduce the risk of injury. These exercises include leg lifts, hamstring curls, and wall squats. Learn more about how to strengthen the knee here. (Medical News Today)

What are the differences between naproxen and ibuprofen?
Naproxen and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory, pain relieving drugs. This article looks at their similarities and differences, including their uses, side effects, and drug interactions. (Medical News Today)

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Everything you need to know
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of genetic disorders that affect the connective tissues and cause several symptoms, including stretchy skin and loose joints. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about inflammatory rheumatism
Conditions that involve inflammation in the joints are known as inflammatory rheumatism. This article looks at the types, symptoms, and treatments of inflammatory rheumatic diseases. (Medical News Today)

How can rheumatoid arthritis affect the jaw?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the jaw joint, causing tenderness and swelling. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatments for RA in the jaw. (Medical News Today)

How does alcohol affect rheumatoid arthritis?
Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is generally safe for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and it may even offer some benefits. However, alcohol can interfere with some RA medications, and heavy drinking can lead to health problems. We take a look at the research and official guidelines here. (Medical News Today)

Can minocycline help treat rheumatoid arthritis?
Minocycline is an antibiotic that can reduce inflammation. Minocycline can relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but newer treatments are more common options. Learn about minocycline and other treatments for RA here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cyclosporine
Cyclosporine is a prescription drug that works to suppress the immune system. It can help treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. This article looks at its uses, dosage, side effects, and risks. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Xeljanz
Xeljanz is a prescription medication that treats rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. This article provides an overview of its uses, how it works, and side effect warnings. (Medical News Today)

Is chemotherapy effective for rheumatoid arthritis?
Chemotherapy drugs, such as methotrexate, are one of the first-line treatments for people with rheumatoid arthritis. These drugs can help relieve symptoms and prevent further joint damage. However, they can cause a number of side effects, and doctors will closely monitor people on these drugs. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can people die from rheumatoid arthritis?
A person cannot die directly as a result of rheumatoid arthritis, but the condition can lead to life-threatening health complications. Learn about the factors involved and methods of preventing complications here. (Medical News Today)

Rheumatoid factor: What to know
Rheumatoid factor is an immune system protein. Doctors can measure its levels using a blood test to help diagnose autoimmune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Here, we explain the test, normal rheumatoid factor ranges, and what the results mean. (Medical News Today)

What to know about popping joints
Joints may pop out of place for a variety of reasons, including injury. This popping is typically harmless in most cases. Certain conditions may make the feeling worse, however. Learn more about joint popping here. (Medical News Today)

What is systemic lupus erythematosus?
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of lupus. It is a chronic condition that can affect multiple tissues and organs. As a result, the symptoms of SLE vary widely. Although doctors do not know the cause, they can treat the condition with medications. Learn more about SLE here. (Medical News Today)

Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know
Ayurvedic treatment comes from traditional Indian medicine. Some people believe that it can help treat inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about Ayurveda here. (Medical News Today)

RA latex turbid test: What to know
An RA latex turbid test looks for rheumatoid factor (RF) in the blood. High RF levels can indicate that a person has rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about this test and the results here. (Medical News Today)

Steroids for rheumatoid arthritis: Everything you need to know
Steroids are a type of drug that can reduce inflammation by suppressing the immune system. They are often part of a treatment plan for rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis: What you need to know
Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis are both conditions that can affect the nervous system and cause joint pain and swelling. Learn about their similarities and differences here. (Medical News Today)

How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis
A new study in mice pinpoints a key cellular mechanism that drives forms of rheumatoid arthritis. Targeting this mechanism could prevent this condition. (Medical News Today)

What to know about tumor necrosis factor
Tumor necrosis factor is a protein involved in inflammation. Excess tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the blood has a role in inflammatory conditions, such as forms of arthritis and irritable bowel disease. In this article, we look at TNF, its links with medical conditions, and how to reduce TNF levels. (Medical News Today)

infliximab (Remicade)
Title: infliximab (Remicade)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/13/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2019 (Medicine Net)

Baker's Cyst
Title: Baker's Cyst
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/17/2019 (Medicine Net)

Steroids to Treat Arthritis
Title: Steroids to Treat Arthritis
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/16/2019 (Medicine Net)

How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Prevent Fractures
Title: How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Prevent Fractures
Category: Health News
Created: 9/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

For This Mom, Rare Bone Disease Is a Family Affair
Title: For This Mom, Rare Bone Disease Is a Family Affair
Category: Health News
Created: 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

Neck Pain (Cervical Pain)
Title: Neck Pain (Cervical Pain)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2019 (Medicine Net)

Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
Title: Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 1/28/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

CT Scan vs. MRI
Title: CT Scan vs. MRI
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

FDA Approves First Treatment for ILD With Systemic Sclerosis, Scleroderma
Title: FDA Approves First Treatment for ILD With Systemic Sclerosis, Scleroderma
Category: Health News
Created: 9/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/10/2019 (Medicine Net)

How to Fight Hidden Causes of Inflammation
Title: How to Fight Hidden Causes of Inflammation
Category: Health News
Created: 9/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/10/2019 (Medicine Net)

Osteopenia
Title: Osteopenia
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 2/7/2011 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/10/2019 (Medicine Net)

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