Arthritis Causes & Risks
- Q What causes arthritis?
Most types of arthritis are caused by the breakdown of cartilage and synovium (a pocket of fluid between cartilage) within joints. Rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis are both caused when the body's immune system attacks the tissues... Full Answer
- Q Does a family history of arthritis make distance running risky?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineProbably not. However, there are some important details that may change my answer: What type of arthritis runs in the family? There are more than 100 types, some of which are at least partly genetic. How old were the family members when they developed... Full Answer
- Q Can diet increase the risk of arthritis?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineMany people assume that diet has a lot to do with the development of arthritis. Based on our current understanding, this notion is largely myth.However, there are some links between diet and arthritis. For example, getting enough milk and vitamin C is... Full Answer
- Q What are some trigger foods for arthritis and fibromyalgia?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyStay away from arthritis trigger foods. Although everyone is different, these may include corn, wheat, rye breads, bacon, pork, beef, eggs, coffee, citrus fruits, and milk. Some people report that it's helpful to stay away from the nightshade... Full Answer