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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Signs & Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Children

A 2007 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 294,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis or inflammation of the joints. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, the most common form of pediatric arthritis, is divided into three types: systemic, polyarticular and pauciarticular. The cause is unknown but may be related to the immune system attacking and destroying healthy tissue. Signs and symptoms may vary from day to day.
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A Diet for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, or JRA, causes joint pain, inflammation and stiffness. According to MedlinePlus.com, it is a common...
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What Is the Meaning of Elevated Rheumatoid Factor?

"Arthritis" is a general term used to describe more than one hundred different conditions, one of them being rheumatoid ...
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What Are the Treatments for Polyarthritis?

Polyarthritis isn’t a specific disease but rather a term used to describe arthritis that affects five or more joints. A numb...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Peppermint Essential Oils

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition accompanied by pain and inflammation usually in the hands and feet. MayoClinic.com explains th...
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How Barometric Pressure Changes Affect Health & Pain

Barometric pressure, or air pressure, is the weight of the atmosphere on a particular surface. Air pressure is closely associated ...
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How to Know the Difference From Carpal Tunnel and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many different diseases cause hand and finger pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis are common diseases that affec...
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Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Hands and Fingers

Although the wear-and-tear type of arthritis, or osteoarthritis, is much more common than rheumatoid arthritis, both frequently af...
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Signs & Symptoms of Swollen Neck Glands

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), the neck is one of several areas where the lymph nodes (also referred to as l...
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Foods That Help Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that attacks the body's joints causing pain, inflammation and destructio...
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