Inflammation and Arthritis - Controlling Inflammation
- A - Z: Arthritis Diagnosis
- A - Z: Arthritis Medication
- A - Z: Arthritis Symptoms
- A - Z: Diet / Exercise
- A - Z: Types of Arthritis
- Joint Pain
- Pain Relief
- Where Does It Hurt?
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.
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?
Normal Joint Versus Arthritic Joint
A normal joint moves freely. A joint damaged by inflammation can have severely limited range of motion.
What Is Inflammation?
Inflammation defends the body against foreign substances or injury normally or can be associated with certain diseases.
Inflammation is caused by an immune response to injury or infection.
What Is C-Reactive Protein (CRP)?
As a blood test, CRP is not specific. A high result serves as a general indication of acute inflammation. Doctors can utilize the CRP test to assess the effectiveness of a specific arthritis treatment and monitor periods of disease flareup. Does your doctor order this test routinely.
Facts About NSAIDs
NSAIDs are popular medications used to treat arthritis.
What Is C-Reactive Protein?
CRP is a plasma protein which increases during inflammation.
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.
CRPhealth.com is an extensive source of information about C-Reactive Protein (CRP). The website has two distinct sections, one for the public and one for the Physicians. A member of the public (with registration) will have access to comprehensive information about C-Reactive Protein.