I am 51 yo active female 5’2″ 118 lbs who developed RA in my fingers over the last 5 years. I am physically active every day, and I go to the gym. In the last few weeks I have developed painful swelling in my right knee joint. Are there any effective creams or diet that will help with the pain and the swelling?
My mother was recently stricken with the near crippling onset of RA that came on over a 2 week period. In November her rheumatoid factor antibody was 44; she was referred to specialist for treatment. My question has to do with understanding the RA test. She had it rechecked this week and it is now over 2000, is this normal, is this any indication of severity of disease or indication of efficacy ot this treatment? Do the test values help in monitoring therapy?
Please can you tell me what treatment is best for Gout and what diet or foods are best? Thank you.
What are high purine foods?
I had gout on my ankle four months ago, and it was my first attack. I am 43 years old, slim, and exercise regularly. I wanted to ask if there are foods I should avoid (? bread, pizza) and is there a ‘safe’ alcoholic beverage.
Is methotrexate used to treat psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis?