Are your gums causing your joint pain?

A recent study conducted at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry revealed that periodontitis, aka gum disease, may produce harmful bacteria that can travel throughout the body and cause symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, aspiration pneumonia, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The chief symptom of RA is chronic, severe joint pain. The study was presented last year during a meeting of the Ameri...

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The hydroxychloroquine-joint pain connection

There is little doubt that the year's most widely discussed medication is hydroxychloroquine, which was cited by President Trump and by "America's Frontline Doctors" as a cure for COVID-19. In one video, an America's Frontline Doctors physician says, "The virus has a cure. It's called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax." So who are these doctors and what is the hydroxychloroquine-joint pain connection? Amer...

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Conditions that can cause chronic joint pain, Part II

According to the Lupus Foundation of America, approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer from some form of Lupus. Worldwide, that estimate is 5 million. Ninety percent of the people who are living with Lupus are women. Lupus typically occurs between the ages of 15 and 44. The more common symptoms of Lupus include extreme fatigue, hair loss, and cognitive issues, to name a few. But Lupus can also create cardiovas...

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What conditions can cause chronic joint pain?

Contrary to popular perception, many of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic joint pain are not elderly and merely victims of aging bones and cartilage. Some chronic joint pain casualties are caused by trauma such as an accident, or from repetitive motion, often originating in the workplace. Still, others develop joint pain through various diseases, some of which can be avoided, some of which cannot....

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