A large-scale study finds a link between the antibiotics doctors use to treat some types of infection and a higher risk of developing rheumatoid 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.
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.
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 l…
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which is also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis or JIA, is an autoimmune disease that affects children. Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatment, and outlook here.
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.
Stem cell therapy may help reduce inflammation and build up healthy cells in the body. Scientists are now investigating whether it may benefit autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more here.
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may experience hair loss as a symptom of the disease or due to medication that they are taking. If medication is the cause, a person may be able to switch to an alternative drug to stop the hair loss. Learn more ab…
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.
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.
It is not safe to take methotrexate during pregnancy. The drug affects folic acid levels in the body and can lead to birth abnormalities. In this article, we look at the effects of taking methotrexate during conception or pregnancy, how to stay safe, a…
A new study suggests that electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions.
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 w…
Some people find that eating gluten can trigger rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptom flares. In this article, we discuss the link between gluten and RA, foods to eat and avoid, and when to see a doctor.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. A growing body of scientific research suggests that turmeric and one of its main compounds, curcumin, may help alleviate symptoms of RA. Learn more here.
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 me…
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.
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.
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.
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.