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Rheumatoid Arthritis Questions

My mother is 45 years of age, suffering from rheumatoid arthritis from 13 yrs, sometimes her joint pains like hell, she did english medicine for 3 years and due to side effects she left it and started homeopathy. Is there any medicine which cure it completely?

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (87413ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
My mother is 45 years of age, suffering from rheumatoid arthritis from 13 yrs, sometimes her joint pains like hell, s...
Rheumatoid arthritis can not be cured. But yes homeopathy medicines has no side effects. Take mag phos 1m /6 times for 5 days. Then let me know.
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Hello can anyone help me. I am in the uk living with rheumatoid arthritis. Never taken prescription meds. Female 54 years old had it 12 years. Trying to control with diet alone but missing something can you help me? Ruth jeffrey email email

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (33725ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hello can anyone help me. I am in the uk living with rheumatoid arthritis. Never taken prescription meds. Female 54 y...
Avoid alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking. 2. Maintain ideal body weight/bmi (body mass index) 3. Lifestyle changes: daily exercises (>30 minutes per day) or brisk walking or swimming; avoid prolonged sitting or standing (>30 minutes). 4. Food/diet should have following components: •green vegetables e.g. Spinach, fenugreek leaves (methi), radish, etc •coloured vegetables e.g. Tomato, carrot, capsicum (green/red), ladies-finger (bhindi) •milk products e.g. Milk, buttermilk, curd, cheese (paneer) •protein-rich foods e.g. Fish, egg, chicken, pulses (daal) •fibre-rich foods e.g. Bran, oats, brown-rice •fruits e.g. Apple, orange, guava, papaya, pomegranate, berries 5. Blood sugar control (in diabetics) you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain. It looks like you are is important to check that. Anemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back / leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. •standing hamstring stretch: place the heel of your injured leg on a stool about 15 inches high. Keep your knee straight. Lean forward, bending at the hips until you feel a mild stretch in the back of your thigh. Make sure you do not roll your shoulders and bend at the waist when doing this or you will stretch your lower back instead of your leg. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •cat and camel: get down on your hands and knees. Let your stomach sag, allowing your back to curve downward. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Then arch your back and hold for 5 seconds. Do 3 sets of 10. •quadruped arm/leg raise: get down on your hands and knees. Tighten your abdominal muscles to stiffen your spine. While keeping your abdominals tight, raise one arm and the opposite leg away from you. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Lower your arm and leg slowly and alternate sides. Do this 10 times on each side pelvic tilt: lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your abdominal muscles and push your lower back into the floor. Hold this position for 5 seconds, then relax. Do 3 sets of 10. •partial curl: lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Tighten your stomach muscles. Tuck your chin to your chest. With your hands stretched out in front of you, curl your upper body forward until your shoulders clear the floor. Hold this position for 3 seconds. Don't hold your breath. It helps to breathe out as you lift your shoulders up. Relax. Repeat 10 times. Build to 3 sets of 10. To challenge yourself, clasp your hands behind your head and keep your elbows out to the side. •gluteal stretch: lying on back with both knees bent, rest the ankle of one leg over the knee of your other leg. Grasp the thigh of the bottom leg and pull that knee toward your chest. You will feel a stretch along the buttocks and possibly along the outside of your hip on the top leg. Hold this for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. •extension exercise: lie face down on the floor for 5 minutes. If this hurts too much, lie face down with a pillow under your stomach. This should relieve your leg or back pain. When you can lie on your stomach for 5 minutes without a pillow, then you can continue with the rest of this exercise. You need to consume good protein and iron diet in your body which will help you to break the fatigue and general body pain. However non veg foods definitely makes you to get increased with the toxin levels in the body and it makes your knee to have less fluid content in the system. In general we suggest patients who has knee pain to eat more water content vegetables which will definitely help you to feel better. You should concentrate more on strengthening exercises. And take more protein containing diets.
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I'm 23 years boy. Newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis. I hve consulted ortho doctor. He prescribed tablet. deflazacort 6 mg for 10 days. Is tis tablet very effective? Wat I do now? Wat r the side effects of this tablet can I continue?

Dr.Manjunath Gopal 89% (19ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MRCS Ed, FRCS (Orth.) - UK, FEBOT
Orthopedic Doctor, Bangalore
I'm 23 years boy. Newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis. I hve consulted ortho doctor. He prescribed tablet. deflazaco...
You can continue it now it has many side effects a rheumatologist review to address the problem long term will be useful.
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Hello sir, I am rheumatoid arthritis patient, now I am pregnant with 5 month. I am, using homeopathy medicine ,rheuma (ssb hv), immunknown (ssb hv) and cramporol (ssb hv-46) ,now I have some knee pains and my baby moments are not clear as previously. Please suggest me what to do now?

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (33725ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hello sir, I am rheumatoid arthritis patient, now I am pregnant with 5 month. I am, using homeopathy medicine ,rheuma...
It is called as rheumatic arthritis. If your pain is more in the proximal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is rheumatic arthritis. Wear elbow brace and wrist brace which will make her to feel warm and that will make the joints become firm. Hot water fermentation will helpknee cap will also help to prevent the damaged cartilagesif your pain is more in the distal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is rheumatic arthritis. If your proximal joints (ie. Shoulder, hip & knee has pain) then you can pour hot (warm) water in that area to reduce the inflammation. If you have pain in the distal joints ie. Wrist, fingers, ankle, toes then you can wear either elbow brace or wrist brace which will help you to feel warm and very protective. And also immerse the distal joints in the hot water tub which will help you to reduce the pain rheumatoid arthritis the "normal" range (or negative test result) for rheumatoid factor is less than 14 iu/ml. Any result with values 14 iu/ml or above is considered abnormally high, elevated, or positive. Treatmentthere is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. But clinical studies indicate that remission of symptoms is more likely when treatment begins early with medications known as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (dmards). Medicationsthe types of medications recommended by your doctor will depend on the severity of your symptoms and how long you've had rheumatoid arthritis. •nsaids. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) can relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Over-the-counter nsaids include ibuprofen (advil, motrin ib) and naproxen sodium (aleve). Stronger nsaids are available by prescription. Side effects may include stomach irritation, heart problems and kidney damage. •steroids. Corticosteroid medications, such as prednisone, reduce inflammation and pain and slow joint damage. Side effects may include thinning of bones, weight gain and diabetes. Doctors often prescribe a corticosteroid to relieve acute symptoms, with the goal of gradually tapering off the medication. •disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (dmards). These drugs can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis and save the joints and other tissues from permanent damage. Common dmards include methotrexate (trexall, otrexup, others), leflunomide (arava), hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil) and sulfasalazine (azulfidine). Side effects vary but may include liver damage, bone marrow suppression and severe lung infections. •biologic agents. Also known as biologic response modifiers, this newer class of dmards includes abatacept (orencia), adalimumab (humira), anakinra (kineret), baricitinib (olumiant), certolizumab (cimzia), etanercept (enbrel), golimumab (simponi), infliximab (remicade), rituximab (rituxan), sarilumab (kevzara), tocilizumab (actemra) and tofacitinib (xeljanz). These drugs can target parts of the immune system that trigger inflammation that causes joint and tissue damage. These types of drugs also increase the risk of infections. In people with rheumatoid arthritis, higher doses of tofacitinib can increase the risk of blood clots in the lungs. Biologic dmards are usually most effective when paired with a nonbiologic dmard, such as methotrexate. Therapy your doctor may send you to a physical or occupational therapist who can teach you exercises to help keep your joints flexible. The therapist may also suggest new ways to do daily tasks, which will be easier on your joints. For example, you may want to pick up an object using your forearms. Assistive devices can make it easier to avoid stressing your painful joints. For instance, a kitchen knife equipped with a hand grip helps protect your finger and wrist joints. Certain tools, such as buttonhooks, can make it easier to get dressed. Catalogs and medical supply stores are good places to look for ideas.
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My 17 years old sister is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? What exercise and food she should take to avoid deteriorating her condition? Please reply soon. Answer is eagerly awaited.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (87413ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
My 17 years old sister is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? What exercise and food she should take to avoid deteri...
Follow this 1. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. U should eat whatever your mother or grandparent eat in bfast. I mean to say whatever is your traditional food. If punjabi eat paratha, if belongs to south then take idli/ dosa etc. (preferably within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 2. Don't overeat 3. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of plain water first thing in the morning 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit (eat whole fruit not juice), a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Take simple food like rice n dal in dinner. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 9. Drink lot of water.10. Everyday preferably sleep on same time 11. Take 1tsp of ghee in bfast, lunch n dinner. Exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, swimming, gym etc. Till lock down do suryanamaskar.
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My mother suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 5 years and she taking medicine according to aiims hospital allopathy medicine and whenever she left medrol she feeling very pain and swelling in joint of left leg any suggest me any oil for pain and inflammation.

MD
Rheumatologist, Kolkata
My mother suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 5 years and she taking medicine according to aiims hospital allop...
No oil or any superficial application is beneficial in ra rather it can only give temporary relief. Better to apply ice in swollen joints.
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I've got rheumatism, before about two years I visited a doctor, he prescribed some medicines. I took them for about 10 days. The medicines caused bleeding in my stomach. My situation was very bad. So I stopped to take rheumatism medicines. My question is, is there a treatment for rheumatism? I wand a final treatment not palliative medicines?

Master of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
I've got rheumatism,
before about two years I visited a doctor, he prescribed some medicines. I took them for about 1...
Hello, besides medicines you can start exercising for the painful joints. Take natural ways of preventing like walking, exercising, taking proper diet ,drinkung lot of water.
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Continuously taking medicine for rheumatoid arthritis. Methotrexate 15 mg hcqs 400 and medrol 4 mg form mid of feb. Tapper steroids dose cause inflammation in knee joints and ankle. What I have to do now. Medrol also cause raise in blood glucose.

MD - General Medicine, Fellow [FACE]
Rheumatologist & Immunologist, Kangra
Continuously taking medicine for rheumatoid arthritis. Methotrexate 15 mg hcqs 400 and medrol 4 mg form mid of feb. T...
Increase the dose of methotrexate and saaz. But before that do blood tests and consult rheumatologist. Medrol can be stopped, now ra is not treated by steroids.
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I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis as well psoriasis my age is 29 years only and my Dr. prescribed me folitrax nucoxia and folvite to get rid from this disease I want to ask to the the doctors that I can continue this medicine is it harmful though I dnt feel any side effects yet thanks.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Rheumatologist & Immunologist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis as well psoriasis my age is 29 years only and my Dr. prescribed me folitrax ...
If you have psoriasis then its high chance that you may have psoriatic arthritis rather than rheumatoid arthritis. U need to continue these medicines under supervision and regular follow up under a rheumatologist. All medicines do have side effects. Thanks.
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