Vagus nerve stimulation may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may be key to reducing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, according to findings that scientists presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Madrid, Spain. Electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may help reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. This research gives hope that there may be a new way […]

RA Remission or Well-Controlled RA?

Remission is that big idea that often hides like the elephant in the room when I talk to my doctors or other Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients. It also hides in my conversations with family and friends. I am asked if I am in remission or if I know those who have beat Rheumatic Disease (RD)? If I let it go too far, the questions begin […]

17 Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Relief

You’ll need to keep up with your usual medical care, but some natural remedies might help relieve pain and stiffness from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Many of them are simple, like using heat and ice packs. Others, like acupuncture, need a trained pro. If you want to try natural and home remedies, ask your doctor what would be most […]

8 things people with rheumatoid arthritis want you to know

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive and disabling autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects 35-70 million people worldwide.1,2 There’s more to RA than just developing stiff joints as you get older– read on to find out how the disease really affects those living with it and what they would like you to know. 1. “It’s not just […]

How to Eat when You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis: 15 Steps

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the tissue around the joints. A good diet can help ease arthritis symptoms. You will need to increase your intake of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and other nutrients to help your body fight the disease. You will need […]

17 Celebrities Who Have RA

Millions of people live with rheumatoid arthritis. Some of them happen to be famous. You may be surprised who’s on the list. Camryn Manheim The Emmy-winning actress wasn’t herself in 2004, and not because she was playing a role. The Practice star’s hands hurt so badly she could barely hold a pen and she was too tired […]

Taking Folic Acid with Methotrexate for Arthritis: 9 Things You Must Know

This supplement can help minimize many bothersome side effects from MTX. Methotrexate is the leading disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) given to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and many other types of inflammatory arthritis. By reducing your immune system’s ability to produce cells that cause inflammation, methotrexate (MTX) reduces arthritis symptoms and, over time, the destruction […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Ease Your Loved One’s Pain

Ask anyone who has a close friend or relative living with chronic illness: The disease impacts more than just the physical and emotional health of the person living with the condition. Chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also affect family members, lifestyle choices, and relationship dynamics. When you help, support, and care for someone with rheumatoid arthritis, you […]

10 Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Rheumatoid arthritis can have many different symptoms. The most common are stiff, painful joints and fatigue. But this disease causes inflammation in many body parts, so you may have symptoms that you don’t realize are related to RA. Some are signs of serious complications that put your organs, or even your life, at risk. If […]

10 Natural Ways To Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks joints, bones, organs, and more.  RA drugs have terrible side effects and aren’t very effective.  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.3 million American adults. It’s characterized by chronic inflammation and targets the bones, cartilage, and connective tissues of the joints. Inflammation from […]

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