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Suggest treatment for symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

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Posted on Fri, 23 Dec 2016
Question: diagnosed with joint inflammation - primarily shoulders, hips and knees. On a tapered prednisone prescription which helped immediately. two 20mg tabs for 5 days, now on one 20mg tab per day and the inflammation is starting to flare up, although not like before the prescription. I am going to go back to 2 tabs for now.
Two doctors said possibly Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Investigating further but in the meantime, what is recommended diet, exercise, nutrition, etc. for this condition?

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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You need to avoid fruits

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case and I think you are having rheumatoid arthritis. I have following suggestions for you.
1.Diet does not have big role to play but you should avoid fruits and curd. Fruits specially lemon and oranges should be avoided.
2. Avoid cold temperature and air conditioning. Take hot water bath twice daily. Sun bath is also good to you.
3.Apart from steroids you should also take DMARD like HCQ or Saaz as per your doctor suggestions.
4. Swimming and yoga is best exercises. Avoid heavy exertions.
I hope these steps will be helpful for you. Let me know if you have any other follow up questions.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (15 minutes later)
Thank you - good information.
What foods would be included in "curd" - yogurt, etc?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes do not use curd

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Yes curd is yogurt. So you should avoid this. Take more milk and vitamins.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: You need to avoid fruits Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case and I think you are having rheumatoid arthritis. I have following suggestions for you. 1.Diet does not have big role to play but you should avoid fruits and curd. Fruits specially lemon and oranges should be avoided. 2. Avoid cold temperature and air conditioning. Take hot water bath twice daily. Sun bath is also good to you. 3.Apart from steroids you should also take DMARD like HCQ or Saaz as per your doctor suggestions. 4. Swimming and yoga is best exercises. Avoid heavy exertions. I hope these steps will be helpful for you. Let me know if you have any other follow up questions. Thanks