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Majority of arthritis sufferers in the UAE are overweight or obese

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In a recent study conducted by Dr. Humeira Badsha it was found that 113 out of 182 (62%)  rheumatoid arthritis patients were overweight or obese.  These patients had a BMI greater than 25, and 28 % of females and 21% of males had a BMI greater than

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Do you take steroids for arthritis?

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You may have heard people with arthritis talk about what it was like to wean or taper off of prednisone. They describe varying degrees of withdrawal symptoms. For some, it was a nightmare.

It can be worse for people who took the drug for a long time

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New Fibromyalgia Treatment available in Dubai

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According to a Chicago Tribune report, there have been studies that suggested fibromyalgia patients have decreased levels of creatine in their brain and muscle tissues. One previous study suggested that creatine supplements improved fibromyalgia symp

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Stem Cells for arthritis. Posted by Rheumatologist in Dubai.

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Stems cells taken from just a few grams of body fat are a promising weapon against the crippling effects of osteoarthritis.  This interview is from the Chicago Tribune.

For the past two decades, knee, hip or other joint replacements have been the s

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New test for Rheumatoid arthritis not available in UAE

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The only tests available for Rheumatoid arthritis in UAE are rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP tests.

The 14-3-3eta lab-developed test is based on the 14-3-3eta protein biomarker through an exclusive license agreement in the United States with Augure

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Lupus – what to ask your doctor?

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1. Do I have kidney or other organ involvement?

2. How active is my SLE presently?  Are my C3 C4 low and dsDNA high as these can be signs of active lupus?

3. Should I take calcium and Vitamin D supplements?

4.  I have heard lupus patients are at

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New treatment for back pain

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(HealthDay News) – Injection of autologous, bone marrow mesenchymal cell concentrate (BMAC) into degenerated lumbar discs may relieve low back pain of discogenic origin, according to research presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 29t

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Coffee reduces the chances of gout. Posted by Rheumatologist in Dubai, UAE

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According to researchers from Boston University and Harvard Medical School, four cups of coffee per day can halve the chances of gout in women.

The latest findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The report comes aft

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New drug Careram for Rheumatoid arthritis available in Japan

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This is an oral therapy – only avaiable in Japan:

In a clinical study of iguratimod administered as a monotherapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the agent demonstrated superiority over placebo and non-inferiority compared to an existing DM

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Probiotics for a healthy immune system

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Probiotics are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria. Probiotics are live microorganisms found in certain yogurts and yeasts. They can help the body’s immune and digestive systems. Probiotics, which means “for life,” have bee

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This web site is run by an Arthritis Specialist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On this site you will find news about the latest in arthritis, information about research results in the field, tips and information and diet and exercise, and much more.

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Using your genes to predict if you will respond to Rheumatoid arthritis therapy. (not available in Dubai, UAE at this time)

The ORBIT data “showed that patients who have seropositive rheumatoid arthritis are just as likely to respond to rituximab therapy when compared ...

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Your nose can repair your knee arthritis? Not yet in Dubai!

Doctors might one day be able to harvest cells from patients’ noses to produce cartilage that can be transplanted into damaged knee joints, a sma...

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Green tea to the rescue!

Green tea has always been hailed for its anti-inflammatory properties. But researchers at Washington State University (WSU) in Spokane have now ide...

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