Researchers analyzed data from more than seven, 300 women, aged 50 and older, in China who completed questionnaires that asked about their own health and lifestyle, including whether they breast-fed or used birth control pills.
Most of the women had at least 1 child. More than 95% of those with children had breast-fed for at least 1 month. Only 11 percent used birth control pills, and mostly just for a short time. The average age for their first pregnancy was 24. The average age at diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis was just shy of 48.
Consult a doctor and get a diagnosis before assuming you have arthritis. Treating an unrelated condition as if it were arthritis only leads to a loss of time and money.
Women who breast-fed were about half as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis as those who never breast-fed. And the longer a woman breast-fed, the lower her risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, agree with the study. This was published online Jan. 6 in the journal Rheumatology.
I just took 4 Tylenol Arthritis pills without realizing how many pills I was taking. What should I do?I'm 13 and yes, I have arthritis, but my hands were hurting because I've been cornroling (braiding) a lot of hair today so I took some pills. I wasn't paying attention until now and now it's getting hard for me to swallow water and soda. What should I do?
Tylenol arthritis is a rip off. All they do is make one half of the pill dissolve quickly, and one half dissolve slowly. It won't help with arthritis any better than regular tylenol. Next time be a little more careful not to exceed the dosage, but it's not likely that you'll be affected by doing this once. However, I would avoid taking any more pills for today.
tell your parents and go to a doctor right away,call poison control, if u cant call poison control or see the doctor go to the emergency room
Don't do anything. Four pills is not enough to harm you. I take 8 regular tylenol when I have a head ache
While the study found an association between breast-feeding and a lowered risk of rheumatoid arthritis later in life, it didn’t establish a cause-and-effect link.
Upon Further Consideration…
Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful form of arthritis that causes swelling, stiffness and lost function in the joints. It affects women more than men. Some employees have the disease for a lifetime. The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, but genetic, environmental and hormonal factors are believed to play a role.
The researchers found no association between the employment of birth control pills. These are hormone-based, and the risk of rheumatic arthritis.
In China, breast-feeding is common and more widespread than in many Western nations, the researchers said. They said their findings have potentially significant implications for future rates of rheumatoid arthritis among women in China.