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Review: could Rheumatoid arthritis cause Fluid retention?

We study 200,004 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Among them, 273 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 321,102 patients) can be treated by Methotrexate, Methotrexate Sodium, Enbrel, Humira, Plaquenil, Prednisone.

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 90,546 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 199,985 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 273 (0.14%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.30% of all the 90,515 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Fluid retention * :

FemaleMale
Fluid retention84.12%15.88%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Fluid retention * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.31%0.00%2.45%3.36%13.46%22.63%58.10%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fluid retention0.00%37.50%50.00%12.50%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (59 people, 21.61%)
  2. Hypertension (54 people, 19.78%)
  3. Pain (53 people, 19.41%)
  4. Depression (34 people, 12.45%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (31 people, 11.36%)
  6. Blood cholesterol increased (30 people, 10.99%)
  7. Gastric disorder (28 people, 10.26%)
  8. Anxiety (27 people, 9.89%)
  9. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (22 people, 8.06%)
  10. Back pain (20 people, 7.33%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Humira (177 people, 64.84%)
  2. Methotrexate (173 people, 63.37%)
  3. Folic acid (104 people, 38.10%)
  4. Enbrel (90 people, 32.97%)
  5. Prednisone (67 people, 24.54%)
  6. Remicade (66 people, 24.18%)
  7. Prednisolone (40 people, 14.65%)
  8. Omeprazole (37 people, 13.55%)
  9. Aspirin (32 people, 11.72%)
  10. Glipizide (30 people, 10.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

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