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.
A new study in mice pinpoints a key cellular mechanism that drives forms of rheumatoid arthritis. Targeting this mechanism could prevent this condition.
Many home remedies can help relieve arthritis symptoms, including yoga, massage, and omega-3 fatty acids. Learn more about these and other home remedies for arthritis here.
A new randomized trial examined the effects of an intensive yoga regimen in people with rheumatoid arthritis and found that the practice aids remission.
Immune T cells in people with rheumatoid arthritis have a faulty mechanism whose repair can stop inflammation and tissue damage in a mouse model.
Enbrel and Humira are medications that doctors prescribe to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. Both help lower inflammation in the joints and are similar, regarding their available forms, storage, and costs. Learn more about Enbrel and Hu…
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. Many factors affect the prognosis of people with RA, including age, lifestyle factors, and disease progression. Learn more here.
While being overweight or obese can increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), some people with the condition lose weight. In this article, learn about the relationship between RA and weight loss, the drugs that can cause loss of appeti…
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are two conditions that cause pain and stiffness in the joints. They have different causes and treatments. Learn about the differences between RA and OA here.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects people in different ways, but there are some common symptoms. In this article, learn what it feels like to have RA and how to cope.
Doctors sometimes prescribe methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but it can lead to folic acid deficiencies. Learn more about managing this and other side effects.
While researchers do not know exactly what causes rheumatoid arthritis (RA), they do know that heredity plays a role. Learn more about RA and genetics here.