Pre-Interview with Dr. Iannis Adamopoulos

Iannis Adamopoulos researches rheumatoid arthritis

Pre-Interview with Dr. Iannis Adamopoulos

Dr. Iannis Adamopoulos, a researcher at The University of California, Davis will be the next Arthritis Now guest. In his interview he’ll be discussing his recent work in the field of rheumatoid arthritis, how he became involved with the ANRF, and his thoughts on what we can hope to expect to see in the future.

If you’d like to hear your question asked to this esteemed investigator, leave your comment below. We’ll be selecting a few great questions to ask to Dr. Adamopoulos during his interview!

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    Dea Ogata (Roumeliotis)
    Posted at 00:02h, 26 July Reply

    Greetings ANRF!

    I am so excited to learn about all of the work that is being done in the field of autoimmune arthritis diseases right now – it’s so exciting to know that a cure, or at least some radical developments regarding the treatment of this disease, may be just on the horizon!

    My question for Dr. Adamopoulos is this:

    I underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2007, in an effort to make my body healthier through weight loss. I lost over 100 pounds, and still continue to keep it off and maintain a healthy weight. But I wasn’t diagnosed with RA until just last year. In a society where being overweight is often a contributing factor to many diseases and health issues, I’m curious to know if my weight loss surgery, and/or the subsequent significant loss of weight – could have played any part in my getting RA. I’ve actually had people tell me that they’ve heard that a lot of people who have had gastric bypass surgery are later diagnosed with RA. Is there any information to substantiate this? Are weight loss surgery patients really more prone to this disease? Would I have been “healthier” – RA free – if I had remained overweight? You know the bottom line question is, did I really “do this to myself”?

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    Monica Vazquez
    Posted at 09:39h, 28 July Reply

    Having RA for the past 14 years along with AS and PSA has been challenging to say the least. I have tried every drug abailable over those years. Is there a treatment out there that help control systems of all three. Right now I am on Humira which controls the psoriasis but doesn’t do a thing for the pain or other symptoms of the AS or PSA.. I must also mention I do not have health insurance either .

    As for pain, it seems to be vicious circle since the federal government has gotten involved, all l am looking for is a quality of life in which a I am again a participant.

    Thank you for your time.
    Any suggestions

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    Lorrie
    Posted at 18:07h, 30 July Reply

    I am wondering about foods that are supposed to fight
    Inflammation. Do you think they can make a difference?
    I have RA, diagnosed in 2000.

    Thanks!

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