But, it shouldn’t stay that way. Adding soy to the diet or replacing higher fat, higher calorie meats with soy products is one way to accomplish this. Found in soy and red clover, if these plant components can reduce other symptoms of menopause, they may help reduce weight gain during menopause, as well. Unfortunately, artificial sweeteners make you gain weight. However, by making positive changes in your diet you can keep the weight gain to a minimum. In order to try and determine the relationship between menopause and weight gain, scientists have removed the ovaries in lab animals and even one group of monkeys. Rheumatologists have special interests in unexplained rash, fever, arthritis, anemia, weakness, weight loss, fatigue, joint or muscle pain, autoimmune disease, and anorexia. A doctor with special training in arthritis and related diseases is called a rheumatologist. Several visits may be necessary before the doctor can be certain of the diagnosis.
Take the time to study, listen to your own body, and take the necessary steps to keep your body in a state of balance and health. A balance of rest and exercise is important in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Since rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease, its inflammation can affect organs and areas of the body other than the joints. On approaching menopause or postmenopausal, most women will experience hot flashes, a feeling of sudden warmth that spreads over the upper body (face, neck or chest) and is often accompanied by blushing and some sweating. Many women report feeling better than ever mentally and physically after menopause, due to the fact that hormone levels stabilize. One good method for involves measuring hormone levels to determine if there is an abnormally large amount of estrogen being produced. Blood tests called a CBC- complete blood count may also be done to determine if hormone levels and body chemicals are at healthy levels. A blood antibody called “rheumatoid factor” can be found in 80% of patients.
Another antibody called “the antinuclear antibody” (ANA) is also frequently found in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The doctor may elect to perform an office procedure called arthrocentesis. The first step in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is a meeting between the doctor and patient. When only one or two joints are inflamed, the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis becomes more difficult. Doctors who specialize in joint surgery are orthopedic surgeons. Surgery may be recommended to restore joint mobility or repair damaged joints. The types of joint surgery range from arthroscopy (insertion of a tubelike instrument into the joint to see and repair abnormal tissues) to partial and complete replacement of the joint. Joint X-rays may be normal or only show swelling of soft tissues early in the disease. As the disease progresses, X-rays can show bony erosions typical of rheumatoid arthritis in the joints. Citrulline antibody is present in most patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Abnormal blood antibodies can be found in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A test for citrulline antibodies is most helpful in detecting the cause of previously undiagnosed inflammatory arthritis when the traditional blood test for rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid factor, is not present. Citrulline antibodies are also indicators of potentially more aggressive disease. In this procedure, a sterile needle and syringe are used to drain fluid out of the joint for study in the laboratory. Astrologers have the capability to scan through the horoscope of people, study it and further, provide insights on what’s going on in their life. This study was supported by sanofi-aventis US, LLC. A blood test called the sedimentation rate (sed rate) is a measure of how fast red blood cells fall to the bottom of a test tube. Another blood test that is used to measure the degree of inflammation present in the body is the C-reactive protein. The sed rate is used as a crude measure of inflammation of the joints.