Re: Is Arthritis hereditary, & should I take cod liver oil?
I don't know if it's hereditary, but I think some forms must be, as the women in my family come down with rheumatoid after giving birth to their first child. I'm not having kids, so I'll never really know, though I'm now 36 and my hips tend to bother me more and more in the mornings. My grandmother was totally incapacitated by it, but my mother did well after taking gold shots for many years. She's 68 now, feels fine, and has been told that she's in remission. I don't know if RA truly goes into remission, but I can tell you that she is feeling fine. Have you ever had a SED rate done?