Beat Down RA with Self-Motivation
One of the hardest parts about exercising is getting motivated to do it in the first place. Believing in yourself may be one key to reaching your exercise goals and lowering arthritis pain.
Your Joints Ache, Your Heart Breaks
Like many autoimmune diseases (when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy body tissue), rheumatoid arthritis is associated with other health problems and can harm many parts of the body, including the heart.
Small People, Big Pain
Even though most of us think that arthritis is a problem that only affects older people, adults are not the only ones who get arthritis. Kids can suffer from the disease too.
Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Need More Vitamin D
The right levels of major vitamins are important for your good health. Many medical conditions, such as psoriasis, can send those vitamin levels plummeting.
Arthritis Drugs May Keep Diabetes at Bay
Even if a drug was meant to fight one disease, it often happens that the drug can protect patients against other health problems. This seems to be the case with some arthritis drugs.
Stretch Away Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
You probably think exercising is expending energy. After all that's what running and aerobics require. But yoga, which involves the opposite, has been shown to be healthy for people. Breathing, meditating, and stretching don't seem like hard work, much less exercise.
Holding Back the RA Hurt
In the constant search for new ways to fight disease, help can be found in unexpected places. What causes a disease could also be what helps to fight off that same disease.
Fire in the Joints
Katie had just graduated from college and landed her first job with an advertising agency. Life was good. She didn't have a care in the world.
Finding Arthritis with Sound
In most cases, patients do better if doctors can find and diagnose their disease early. This is true for kids who are affected by a type of childhood arthritis. Now, researchers have found a way that helps spot childhood arthritis early.
Smokers Left in Pain
Smoking is terrible for your health and leads to all sorts of problems. Researchers have found yet another problem related to smoking; some arthritis drugs may not work for patients who smoke.