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Methotrexate + Thunder God Vine – an effective way to combat Arthritis

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According to a study published online recently in of Annals of Rheumatic Disease, a herbal extract used in traditional Chinese medicine called Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF) is “not inferior” to methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthriti

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Lubricating Joints to prevent Osteoarthritis

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Joints need lubrication. In a normal, healthy joint, a thick substance called synovial fluid provides lubrication, allowing bones to glide against one another and acts as a shock absorber too. In people with osteoarthritis, a critical substance in sy

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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 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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Test for lupus

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The ANA test or anti-nuclear antibody is used to test for SLE or lupus.  Normal or healthy people can also test positive for ANA but in low titers.  ANA test greater than 1/160 are significant and need follow up tests.  Tests such as dsDNA or Smit

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Osteoporosis new treatments in UAE

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Today while chairing the “Women’s Health Conference ” in Dubai and speaking about “Osteoporosis and Vitamin D deficiency” I noticed an overwhelming interest in this subject.  These are a few points I would like to highlight:

1) The daily requirem

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Physiotherapy first for torn meniscus in knee. Posted by Dr. Humeira Badsha Rheumatologist in Dubai

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A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study showing that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in patients with meniscal tears and arthritis of the knee should encourage many health care providers to reconsider their practices in the ma

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Treat to Target for Rheumatoid arthritis remission

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I do follow this approach and tell my patients that remission as defined by a DAS28 score less than 3.2 is the target:

 

Early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) can lead to long-ter

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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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