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Treatment: Facts to Remember if you have Arthritis
17 Sep 2010
Taking your medication everyday is the best way to manage these conditions, rather than taking treatment only when your arthritis gets worse (i.e. when you have a 'flare'). You need to understand that life-long treatment will often be required.
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How is it treated?
17 Sep 2010
Myth: Joint injections are invariably harmful to joints.

Fact: Injections of corticosteroids into the joint are often very helpful for controlling local inflammation in particularly painful joints. However, the overuse of these injections should be avoided.
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Who gets it?
17 Sep 2010
Myth: Arthritis is a problem associated with living in large, polluted and stressful city environments.

Fact: Arthritis can affect anyone, no matter where they live. People in rural areas are just as likely to develop these types of conditions as are people in the city.
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What causes it?
17 Sep 2010
Myth: Arthritis are hereditary.
Fact: These conditions are seldom passed on directly from parent to child, although some families seem to be susceptible to certain types of arthritis.
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Children With Arthritis
17 Sep 2010
Malaysia is plagued by various types of treatment, traditional and non-traditional which have not been proven, irresponsible and often harmful. Diagnosis is delayed and thus treatment is also delayed with consequent irreversible joint damage. Inappropriate treatment may do more harm than good.
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What is a Rheumatologist?
17 Sep 2010
Rheumatologists are specialist physicians who have had extra training to become experts in diagnosing and treating arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. The rheumatologist will work closely with you, your GP and other specialists, to find out what is wrong with you and then plan your management.
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What is Arthritis and Rheumatism?
14 Sep 2010
The terms 'arthritis' and 'rheumatism' encompass a range of painful musculoskeletal conditions.
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Drugs For Arthritis: Azathioprine
Azaathioprine is used in the treatment of several different types of rheumatic disease, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), inflammatory muscle disease and vasculitis. Azathioprine has effects on the immune system ( the body's own defence system). One of its actions is to reduce the activity of the immune system, so it is always used with care. Doctors often prescribe it for patients on steroid treatment so that their steroid dose can be reduced.
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