Get Moving to Keep Blood Flowing in RA
Staying active is a key part of treating rheumatoid arthritis. Exercise keeps your joints and the muscles around your joints healthy, strong and flexible. Exercise also may prevent other complications of arthritis.
RA Patients: Don't Quit Your Statins
When you stop taking a medication, your body can react poorly to the change. This may be the case for arthritis patients who stop taking a type of cholesterol-lowering drug.
RA Patients Get Good Care in Surgery
People with rheumatoid arthritis may face a higher risk of heart problems. This increased risk means that patients need to be screened for risks before surgery. Are current screening methods enough?
Borderline Personality Linked to Obesity
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) features can interfere with relationships and work. Those same features may also affect general health.
When RA Gets Complicated
Rheumatoid arthritis can last a lifetime. As the years pass, the inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis can spread to other organs, causing a variety of health problems. In some cases, the complications of rheumatoid arthritis can be deadly.
RA Drug Stops Pain, Protects Heart
People with rheumatoid arthritis are thankful enough when their drug treatment reduces the pain of their disease. It is even better when those drugs protect them from a potentially deadly complication: heart disease.
Ultrasound Spots Heart Disease
People with rheumatoid arthritis face a higher risk of heart disease. If doctors can identify which patients are most at risk, they can take steps to prevent this potentially deadly complication of rheumatoid arthritis.
Spotting Heart Disease Early in RA Patients
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at an increased risk of heart disease. The key to treatment is catching it early. A specialized ultrasound scan appears to offer an effective screening capable of detecting early heart abnormalities.
Heart Risk Often Overlooked in RA Patients
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, yet not all doctors are considering the added heart risk, a new study reveals.
RA Knocks the Heart Offbeat
Joint pain is not the only thing rheumatoid arthritis patients have to deal with. The disease is linked to a number of other problems, including heart attack and heart failure.