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Steroids Linked to Increased Hypertension in RA

Although the adverse effects of systemic glucocorticosteroids (GCs) are well known, their association with hypertension in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been unclear. Now, a large population-based study shows that the drugs are linked to a 17%...

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GOUT

Gout is a systemic disease characterized by intense painful and swollen joints due to an increase in uric acid crystals (monosodium urate) inside the joints. These are mostly seen on the big toe joint (first interphalangeal joint) or other parts...

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Nutrition and lifestyle tips to help reduce gout flares

Dietary changes to reduce severity and frequency of gout flares Foods to limit or avoid Beer and alcohol Seafood and shellfish Organ meats (tongue, liver, brain, sweet breads and kidney) Turkey Red meat (beef, pork) High sugar...

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Gout and dietary modification

Gout is an inflammatory joint disease that is caused by crystals (of monosodium urate) that settle into the joints. The formation of the crystals happens when patients have high amounts of uric acid in their blood. Once these crystals have...

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Tips for maintaining bone density and the prevention of bone loss

Whether you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis (brittle, fragile bones due to bone loss), or have another medical condition that can lead to bone loss. Or maybe you’re just trying to ensure you have healthy strong bones to last throughout your...

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Tips for maintaining bone density and the prevention of bone loss

Whether you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis (brittle, fragile bones due to bone loss), or have another medical condition that can lead to bone loss. Or maybe you’re just trying to ensure you have healthy strong bones to last throughout...

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