Can bad sleeping positions cause Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Topic: Can bad sleeping positions cause Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?
June 25, 2019 / By Baylee Question:
I've look up joint pain on WebMD and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis(JRA) is a possibility. When i sleep and i wake up my entire body hurts at the joints, maybe it's because i sleep in the fetus position i dont know. I always sleep closely together with my body crunched up in that position and I'm tired of feeling this pain. I'm only 16 and WebMD says JRA affects people 16 and younger ... Please help! my mom thinks I'm older than her lol
Best Answers: Can bad sleeping positions cause Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Adeline | 2 days ago
No, your sleeping position wouldn't cause JRA. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune or rheumatic diseases like JRA occur when the body falsely identifies its own cells as foreign and begins to attack them as if they're pathogens. As the the immune systems attacks healthy tissue, it causes inflammation and resultant joint pain (arthritic pain). It is true that JRA affects those 6 months to 16 years old, however, the condition is not very common. Joint pain alone does not necessarily mean one suffers from JRA. Joint pain can be benign. "Growing pains" are a real and perfectly normal phenomenon. However, if the pain your feeling is marked and debilitating, that warrants further investigation by a specialist. Without being able to physically examen you, one is unable to surmise whether or not you're suffering from JRA. Some common symptoms of JRA include: persistent pain in the morning and inflammation (swelling) at the joints, low-grade fevers, joint tenderness, redness, weakness, and stiffness.
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Originally Answered: what are the chances of being the first to have rheumatoid arthritis?
It's not unheard of.
RA is one of the auto-immune diseases. There's a huge hereditary component to auto-immune disease, but other factors seem to affect whether the disease shows up or not in any one individual. It's also common for the auto-immune tendency to cause different diseases in different members of the family. One relative may have multiple sclerosis, a distant cousin lupus, and a great-grandmother Graves's disease or myasthenia gravis.
It's possible to be the first person in the family to have an autoimmune disease, since genetic mutations do start with individuals. It's also possible to be the first person in the *known* family to be diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, since a lot of them require both a genetic tendency and some kind of trigger, such as high estrogen levels, a viral infection, or the sort. Someone not exposed to one of those triggers might act as a silent carrier. You might have to go back four generations or more to find a relative affected, and if you're going that far back it's possible your ancestors died young before they could develop the disease, or were so poor they didn't get a diagnosis.
Edit to head off a misunderstanding: rheumatoid arthritis is never caused by a severe fever in childhood. That's "rheumatic fever", a completely and totally unrelated disease. The name is the only similarity between the two conditions.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. It's the result of your immune system attacking your joints.
It is not caused by sleep positions.
You may just be experiencing growing pains. If this continues, tell your parents and see a doctor to make sure there's nothing serious going on.
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Thanks so much. I have the same problem and I kept ignoring it because I thought my body was just being too sensitive.
Thanks again and I think u should go to a doctor, I will ask my mom to make an appointment after the holidays
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Originally Answered: What type of disease is Rheumatoid arthritis?
None of the above. It is more correctly described as an autoimmune disorder. However, it is not so simple.
There is a genetic component to it, but this is not the only cause. There is a nutritional component to treatment [as there is with everything] as well. It is not bacterial or viral, though there is a theory that says that some type of bacteria or virus may trigger the immune response that causes the body to turn agaisnt itself.