Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Getting Tested

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Rheumatoid arthritis is typically diagnosed through several blood tests, x-rays and ruling out other conditions. Many conditions can look like RA, but the correct diagnosis is essential to treatment. Early, aggressive treatment is important to halt the destruction of joints that occurs with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered Has anyone's Doctor used the new Vectra… Sorry you're having a rough time, sweetie. By the usual tasks, do you…


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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on Rheumatoid Arthritis Blood Tests –… Thanks! So glad it's useful to you.




Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered question about initial bloodwork and… The anti-CCP test is usually very accurate, but not always, even when you…


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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered Muscle pain, stiffness and swelling… That's a lot to go through when you're this young. I'm sorry you're having a…


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