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I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Does a vegetarian diet help ?

By Anonymous October 17, 2011 - 6:58pm
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If so will it help to eliminate the meds necessary. Also if methatrexate is taken , which side effect is hair loss, do any of the so called hair loss remedies help or is it counter productive? I also tale Enbril.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for your question. One of the side effects for Methotrexate is - Hair Loss. There is no specific treatment for the hair loss that occurs secondary to medication except for discontinuing it. Once the medication is discontinued, or with time, the shedding will gradually resolve over 6-9 months.
There have been studies that show A gluten-free vegan diet full of nuts, sunflower seeds, fruit and vegetables appears to offer protection against heart attacks and strokes for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
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Best of luck and keep us posted,

October 18, 2011 - 4:03am
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