Got Arthritis? Take Care of Your Teeth
If those aching joints are a result of rheumatoid arthritis, it may be a signal to take extra care of your teeth.
Number of Years with Arthritis Not Tied to Heart Troubles
Inflammation in arthritis clearly causes joint pain, but it has been tied to heart troubles too. A new study explored if more time with arthritis might affect the risk for heart issues.
Talking About Hypertension and RA
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk for heart disease, yet research suggests that high blood pressure — a risk factor for heart disease — often goes undiagnosed in these patients. So researchers set out to see if rheumatologists were talking about high blood pressure with their patients.
Arthritis May Signal Heart Danger Ahead
Arthritis has been shown to double the risk of cardiac events, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Rheumatoid arthritis and early menopause may put the heart in even greater jeopardy.
Some RA Meds Tied to Lower Heart Attack Risk Than Others
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have an increased risk for heart attacks. Some medications used to treat the inflammation from arthritis may also help lower the risk of heart attack as well.
Exercise for RA: Heart and Lungs Benefit
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain and tenderness in joints, so patients frequently become sedentary. A new study may give people with the disease a new reason to move.
Lower Death Risk in Heavier RA Patients?
Both rheumatoid arthritis and obesity can contribute to heart problems. But when the two conditions are combined, the picture may get a little foggier.
Blood Clot Risk in RA
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that affects more than just your joints. It can spread throughout your body, even causing problems in the vessels that carry blood.
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.