How Can You Avoid Arthritis?

Arthritis is a general term used to describe a range of conditions that affect the joints and ligaments. With an estimated 350 million men, women, and children (40 million in the United States alone) suffering from some form of arthritis, it’s helpful to understand the different variations of the condition, as well as some well-established Continue Reading >>

Gastrointestinal Events Linked to Rheumatic Diseases

According to Medpage Today, in an April issue of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers from the University of Zaragosa School of Medicine in Spain found that the incidence rate of any GI adverse event was 19 per 100 person- years during 6 months’ follow-up of patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or ankylosing spondylitis. Continue Reading >>

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Lupus

One out of every five Americans are affected by autoimmune diseases. That is 20 percent of the population, or 50 million Americans total. The immune system is responsible for protecting the human body from different kinds of germs, bacteria, and viruses. For instance, someone who is sick may have a runny nose, coughing, or sneezing. Continue Reading >>

Five Most Common Autoimmune Diseases

An autoimmune disease is the result of a malfunction in the immune system where healthy cells are mistaken for foreign bodies, causing the immune system to attack healthy cells in the body. It is estimated that as many as 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. There are many different forms, and Continue Reading >>

Conditions Treated by A Rheumatologist

A rheumatologist is an internal medicine physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the joints and soft tissues, as well as autoimmune diseases and vasculitis. Because many rheumatic conditions result from problems with the immune system, rheumatology also deals with the medical branch of immunology. Common Disorders Treated by a Beverly Continue Reading >>

Can Biomarkers for Inflammation Help Diagnostic Tests for Osteoarthritis in Knee Joints?

Unlike other rheumatological conditions a rheumatologist treats, like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), celiac disease (gluten intolerance), or lupus, osteoarthritis, has traditionally been categorized as a non-inflammatory disorder. As the most common form of arthritis, OA affects millions of people every year, resulting from the degeneration of protective cartilage in the knees. OA can lead to permanent Continue Reading >>

Biological Drugs Offering Promising New Treatment for Arthritis

According to an article in Medical News Today, a study at Queen Mary University of London published in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy found promising results in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis through biological drugs. For their study, doctors generated antibodies capable of seeking out and traveling to damaged arthritic cartilage. Later, they fused Continue Reading >>

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