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Inflammation and Arthritis - Controlling Inflammation

Many types of arthritis are inflammatory disorders. Arthritis literally means an inflammation (itis) of the joints (arthr). In many types of arthritis, the bodies inflammatory response is misdirected. The pain, redness, heat, swelling and other harmful effects of inflammation can be treated with medication, diet and exercise.
  1. A - Z: Arthritis Diagnosis
  2. A - Z: Arthritis Medication
  3. A - Z: Diet / Exercise
  4. A - Z: Types of Arthritis
  5. Joint Pain
  6. Pain Relief
  7. Where Does It Hurt?

Ways to Reduce Inflammation
Controlling inflammation is essential to managing arthritis symptoms. What can you do to reduce inflammation?

Anti-Inflammatory Diet May Help Arthritis
An anti-inflammatory diet focuses on eating more foods that do not increase inflammation and avoiding those that do.

What Is Inflammation?
Inflammation defends the body against foreign substances or injury normally or can be associated with certain diseases.

Inflammation Explained
Inflammation is caused by an immune response to injury or infection.

What Is Inflammatory Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis are three types of inflammatory arthritis.

What Is CRP (C-Reactive Protein)?
A high result for the CRP test serves as a general indication of acute inflammation.

Inflammation - Test Your Knowledge
Inflammation is a process associated with many diseases, including arthritis. Do you know what is happening as inflammation occurs? Do you know why inflammation occurs?

Inflammation Raises Rheumatoid Arthritis Cardiac Death Risks
Researchers are studying the connection between rheumatoid inflammation and cardiovascular risk.

What Are Cytokines?
Cytokines are proteins that serve as messengers between cells. Cytokines regulate various inflammatory responses, including some that are involved in rheumatoid arthritis.

Facts About NSAIDs
NSAIDs are popular medications used to treat arthritis.

Anemia and Arthritis
Anemia is not uncommon in people with inflammatory arthritis. Inflammation can disrupt normal iron metabolism.

Facts About Corticosteroids (Steroids)
Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, are powerful drugs which can improve arthritis dramatically. There may be side effects that are potentially serious.

Normal Joint Versus Arthritic Joint
A normal joint moves freely. A joint damaged by inflammation can have severely limited range of motion.

What Is C-Reactive Protein?
CRP is a plasma protein which increases during inflammation.

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