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Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

Hi everyone!

My doc called and left me a message today. They ran some blood tests to try and figure out why I'm having low grade fevers and knee pain and just general flu type feelings.

Well on the message he said that -

My tests showed I don't have lupus but it looks like I have rheumatoid arthritis. He said my "number" showed up as 13.1 and that they like that "number" to be around 6.1.

He's setting me up with a specialist who should be calling in a few days.

My question is - What is that "number" he is referring too? I'm not sure what test he is talking about.

Anyone else have any ideas?

A BIG thanks to everyone who took the time out to read this!
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replied September 6th, 2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis home remedies:-

1. Mix fresh carrot juice with equal parts of lemon juice. Take one large spoonful everyday as this is also good home remedies for rheumatism.
2. Take one tablespoon of fresh limejuice in two tablespoons of water at night and morning.
3. The herb rhubarb has been found useful in rheumatism. The green stalks of this herb should be pounded with an equal amount of sugar. A teaspoonful is supposed to be in use three or four times daily. This is one of the easy and successful home remedy for rheumatism.
4. Morpheme Arthcare Capsules are also recommended to rebuild damaged cartilage and to promote healthy and flexible joints.
5. Wash thirty grams of the potato peelings and boil in half a litre of water. Strain the decoction and take a glass of the same three or four times daily. This is one of the effective home remedies for rheumatism.
6. Eat plenty of oily fish and all the powerful antioxidant foods, which are rich in vitamin A, C, and E and in the minerals zinc and selenium.
7. Avoid foods that will aggravate your inflammation, like red meat. Also avoid foods that are likely to increase your levels of uric acid, such as offal, yeast, yeast and meat extracts, roe, taramasalata, and even caviar. Avoid all red and fortified wines and be modest in your consumption of other forms of alcohol.
8. Don't drink more than one or two cups of coffee a day.
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