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Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in Lupus
Question: Just got the report and worried seeing the RH factor being high. :-(
RHEUMATOID FACTOR (RA), SERUM - 56.90 IU/mL
Did I got Rheumatoid Arthritis? If so, what has to be done?
Is it curable?
I have attached the report.
Could you please analyse the report and advise me.
Thanks in Advance.
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes there is a possibility

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Yes there is a possibility that this is rheumatoid arthritis especially if you have underlying joint pains and swelling.
There should be a further check up with esr and anti ccp.
This is a chronic disease fully controllable with medication but it is not possible to get rid of it completely.
I suggest see your rheumatologist and get started with the proper medication.
Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Divya Agarwal 26 minutes later
Will this happen in early 30s? If so, what might be the cause?
How bad I have RA? Can I live a normal life hereafter?
Do's & Dont's plz..
Any diet suggestion?
Thanks in advance!
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes it happens at any age

Detailed Answer:
Hi
This disease can start at any age.
The prognosis depends on how early we start treatment.if treatment is started early the results are good.
There are no special dos and don't s.
But the general recommendations are take a balanced diet., exercise regularly and take medication as prescribed.
It doses not seem to be very bad as your inflammatory markers like crp are normal.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Divya Agarwal 26 minutes later
What kind of exercise needs to be done?
Is there any specific test which needs to be taken to understand better?
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Exercise s need to be regular aerobic exercises like regular brisk walking or jogging.
The test is anti CCP as I stated earlier.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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