rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment Options

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic (long-term) disease that causes inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. It can also affect other organs. Usually, rheumatoid arthritis affects joints on both sides of the body equally. The wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles are most commonly affected. What causes Rheumatoid Arthritis and who is at risk? The cause...

5 Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis is Different

It’s destructive, but it’s also treatable Rheumatoid arthritis is an aggressive, destructive disease. It attacks your joints and tissues like they are foreign bodies. It comes with pain, stiffness and other symptoms that bring down your quality of life. If that sounds grim, consider this: Rheumatoid arthritis has become highly treatable, too. It may be more...

10 Things You Should Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis

From Diagnosis to Disease Management Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, potentially disabling type of arthritis. If you have been diagnosed with the disease or you have signs and symptoms pointing to rheumatoid arthritis, you should know these 10 basic facts. 1. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory type of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is triggered by a malfunctioning...

25 Tips to Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis and Things

Tips to manage rheumatoid arthritis fatigue (UPDATED 2016) Rheumatoid Arthritis fatigue is a real tangible physical symptom of RA.  I’ve read so many frustrating articles about how to manage Rheumatoid Arthritis fatigue that sound like the writers can’t articulate exactly what it is. Maybe I’ll help them out since person with rheumatoid disease (PRD) knows firsthand… Rheumatoid Arthritis...

7 Surprising Things That Can Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you’re taking your rheumatoid arthritis medication as directed but still feel aches and pains, try making these simple changes to help you feel better. Medication can slow joint damage and improve pain for most people withrheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to the American College of Rheumatology. But you could be unwittingly making your symptoms worse...

New drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis shows promising success

In a clinical phase-3-study, an international research cooperation of MedUni Vienna and Stanford University has achieved significant success with the drug Baricitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The test persons exhibited significantly less symptoms of the disorder. The results are now published in the top scientific journal New England Journal of Medicine. The worldwide...

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