Nelson, Carin E. Dugowson, and Janet R.
Daling are the authors of “Smoking, Obesity, Alcohol Consumption, and the Risk of Rheumatoid
Arthritis.” Due to a substantial amount of study regarding sex hormones contributing to the
effects of rheumatoid arthritis they “…conducted a population-based case-control study…in
King County, WA, and Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound” (Voigt 525).
According to the acknowledgements section the physicians, as well as the
rheumatologists of King County, WA and the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound helped
to make the research possible. A few key individuals was mentioned for assisting with the
research they are: Diane Setterholm, Hean Whitt, Jude…
million adults and 300,000 children suffer from over 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions (“Understanding Arthritis”, n.d.), and it is possible to have multiple forms of arthritis at the same time (“Arthritis”, 2016a). Scientists are currently studying factors such as how genetics, lifestyle, and the environment are related to arthritis, since the cause for most forms of arthritis is unknown (2016a). Arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disorder(“Rheumatoid Arthritis”,…
being proposed is if meditation has an effect on rheumatoid arthritis. The motivation for this study that is being proposed is due to arthritis as a common diagnosis for a type of pain people have in their body. When pain is occurring, people tend to focus on the location of the pain, but, if meditation was done, maybe the pain would go away. This study is worth doing because this could change the treatment of arthritis for people. Meditation is free and has no specific time of day to do it.…
feet. How would you act in response? You wouldn’t be to understand when someone is dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) that frequently establishes itself in several joints in the body. Affecting two or three times more women than men. It can be generic .There are no cure for this chronic disease, but many aggressive treatments and medicines can help to prevent deformity of the joints.
The rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune system that can begin in any age, usually give the person…
Evidence in Egyptian mummies having disfigured hands and feet suggests the ancient Egyptians were plagued with a modern disease known as rheumatoid arthritis (Mandal, nd). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease affecting thousands of people. The disease commonly attacks the joints of hands and feet causing irreparable damage. Treating RA may be a challenge because the cause of the disease is still being studied. A person diagnosed with arthritis can expect a…
Impact Arthritis has on Anatomy and Physiology and the Implications this has on Provision of Social Care.
There are around 16 million people effected by musculoskeletal conditions in the UK with 10 million of those suffering with arthritis (British Society for Rheumatology 2013). Arthritis is very common condition which mainly effects the joints in the body, causing pain and inflammation (Clough, 2006) however, arthritis can also effect other systems in the body, This assignment seeks to explore…
Carolyn's Battle With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Carolyn Jimerson has battled rheumatoid arthritis for many years. She had tried several treatments, but nothing she used seemed to work. She constantly felt achy and miserable and was looking for answers. Finally, Caroly's rheumatologist recommended administering a biologic drug via intravenous infusion. When this medication is given periodically, it can alleviate stiffness and pain. It can also reduce joint damage.
Carolyn also takes an…
Chronic inflammation of the joints is called rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and it is an autoimmune disease. People with RA may go through phases lasting years sometimes where they have no symptoms at all.
Swelling and/or inflammation of joints and organs,
Stiffness and redness at the joints
Pain in hands, feet and…
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects many tissues but primarily attacks the joints causing inflammation as a result of the immune response. Resulting in a proliferative synovitis that is a degenerative joint irregularity process. This disease is a serious long-term clinical syndrome with restricted treatment options and deprived outcomes. There are many subsets of this disease but essentially all of them will lead to “persistent synovial inflammation and associated…
There are many clinical manifestations that are indicators of rheumatoid arthritis, but on the onset of this disease, an individual will most likely present with acute symptoms, such as a low-grade fever, malaise, arthralgia, and weakness. Even though these are acute, the presence of a higher fever, may suggest another illness, so it’s very important to take these symptoms just as seriously to prevent further health issues. As the disease progresses, however, the patient will probably notice…