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Dr. Kam Shojania

Dr. Kam Shojania

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What lifestyle options might help me manage my rheumatoid arthritis?

A:

The most important lifestyle change which will help with your rheumatoid arthritis management is to quit smoking if you currently smoke. Along with your medication plan, you might find benefit in working with a physiotherapist to preserve your function. Your rheumatologist can help you determine the timing of any lifestyle options as appropriate.

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Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. John Wade

Dr. John Wade

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is gout?

A:

Gout is a common form of arthritis. The arthritis is caused by high levels of uric acid that the body is unable to break down properly. Gout typically causes pain in smaller bones of the feet (i.e., the toes), and requires medication to treat. Speak with your physician if you feel you may have gout.

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Gout Treatment Side Effects

Dr. Tony Taylor

Dr. Tony Taylor

MD, EMBA,
Emergency Physician
New Westminster, BC
Q:

When does a fever in a child need medical care?

A:

If you are concerned about your child's fever, you should seek medical attention. You may try treating it at home with acetaminophen or ibuprofen, but if the fever doesn't respond and your child's behaviour is off (lethargic or sluggish), this is another indication they may need to see a doctor.

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Pediatric Fever Treatment