Inflammatory disorder

Symptoms of Inflammatory disorder

The following features are indicative of Inflammatory disorder:
  • muscle weakness
  • fatigue
  • difficulty swallowing
  • breathing
  • muscle pain
  • weight loss
  • wheezing
  • coughing
  • chest tightness
  • shortness of breath
  • painful joints
  • swollen joints
  • difficulty moving joints
  • stiffness in affected joints
  • fever
  • red hands
  • hard bumps just under the skin near the joints
  • loss of appetite

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Common Causes of Inflammatory disorder

The following are the most common causes of Inflammatory disorder:
  • autoimmune disorders
  • exposure to tobacco smoke
  • exposure to dust mites
  • outdoor air pollution
  • cockroach allergen
  • breathing in too much smoke from burning wood or grass

Risk Factors for Inflammatory disorder

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Inflammatory disorder:
  • older aged person
  • being female
  • occurs in children
  • having a parent or sibling with asthma
  • having atopic dermatitis
  • being overweight
  • being a smoker
  • exposure to secondhand smoke
  • exposure to fumes
  • exposure to chemicals used in farming
  • exposure to chemicals used in hairdressing
  • family history
  • environmental exposures such as asbestos or silica

Prevention of Inflammatory disorder

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Inflammatory disorder. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • get vaccinated for influenza
  • get vaccinated for pneumonia
  • avoid outdoor allergens
  • avoid irritants
  • monitor breathing regularly

Occurrence of Inflammatory disorder

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Inflammatory disorder cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Inflammatory disorder can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Inflammatory disorder can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Inflammatory disorder

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Inflammatory disorder:
  • Spirometry: To measure the forced expiratory volume in 1 second
  • Physical exam: To evaluate joints for swelling, redness and warmth
  • Blood test: To detect the presence of rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies
  • X-ray: To record the progression of rheumatoid arthritis in joints over time

Complications of Inflammatory disorder if untreated

Yes, Inflammatory disorder causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Inflammatory disorder is left untreated:
  • can be fatal
  • decreased ability to take part in physical activities
  • lack of sleep due to nighttime symptoms
  • permanent changes in the function of the lungs
  • persistent cough
  • osteoporosis
  • rheumatoid nodules
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • heart problems
  • lung disease
  • lymphoma

Procedures for Treatment of Inflammatory disorder

The following procedures are used to treat Inflammatory disorder:
  • Allergy shots: Reduces the immune system reaction to specific allergens
  • Bronchial thermoplasty: Reduces the smooth muscle inside the airways by heating up insides of the airways
  • Surgery: To repair damaged joints and restore ability to use joint
  • Synovectomy: To remove the inflamed synovium
  • Tendon repair surgery: To repair the tendons around joint
  • Joint fusion: To realign a joint and for pain relief
  • Total joint replacement: To remove the damaged parts of joint and insert a prosthesis made of metal and plastic
  • Physical therapy: To keep joints flexible

Self-care for Inflammatory disorder

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Inflammatory disorder:
  • Use air conditioner: Reduces the amount of airborne pollens
  • Prevent mold spores: Keep mold spores from developing
  • keep your home clean
  • Protection from cold weather: Cover the nose and mouth if it's cold out
  • Get regular exercise: Prevents asthma attacks and strengthen the muscles around joints
  • Maintain healthy weight: Reduces the worsening asthma
  • Apply heat or cold therapy: Helps in relieving pain and relax tense and painful muscles
  • Avoid stressful conditions: Avoid stress in life to cope with pain

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Inflammatory disorder

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Inflammatory disorder:
  • Do breathing exercises: Improves the asthma symptoms
  • Herbal and natural remedies: Improves asthma symptoms
  • Intake of fish oil: Lowers the rheumatoid arthritis pain and stiffness
  • Consuming seeds of evening primrose, borage and blackcurrant plant oils: Helps in relieving the rheumatoid arthritis pain and morning stiffness
  • Practicing tai chi therapy: Involves gentle exercises and stretches combined with deep breathing to relieve stress

Patient Support for Treatment of Inflammatory disorder

The following actions may help Inflammatory disorder patients:
  • Pace yourself: Take breaks between the tasks and avoid activities that make the symptoms worse
  • Talk to others with same condition: Connect with people facing similar challenges
  • Child having asthma: Pay attention on the things child can do
  • Take time for yourself: To relieve stress

Time for Treatment of Inflammatory disorder

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Inflammatory disorder to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

Is Inflammatory disorder Infectious?

Yes, Inflammatory disorder is known to be infectious.

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Inflammatory disorder.

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