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Help to manage your RA symptoms

Often times, people may wonder if there are additional proactive steps that can be taken with regards to their condition.

A helpful resource from the Arthritis Foundation discusses some ways in which those with rheumatoid arthritis can help to manage their symptoms. These suggestions include:

💙Balancing activity with periods of rest when needed. 💙Exercise, such as low-impact aerobics, muscle strengthening and flexibility. 💙And considering heat and cold therapies.

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Certain forms of exercise can benefit those with chronic pain

An interesting recent article from NPR discusses how certain forms of exercise can benefit those with chronic pain.

Exercise helps those with chronic pain through several ways:

💪Building up muscles surrounding the hurting joint helps to stabilize it. Further, it also increases lubrication of the cartilage.

💪Exercise may also cause changes in the brain that can make a big difference in damping down pain.

💪Further, exercise can also help to decrease stress. Stress can make people more sensitive to pain.

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Kim Kardashian's Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis Is Directly Tied To Struggles With Psoriasis

After further testing, it has been revealed that Kim Kardashian has been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.

According to the American College of Rheumatology, psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs in individuals with psoriasis. The main symptoms include painful, stiff and swollen joints. The cause of psoriatic arthritis is currently unknown, however, of those with psoriatic arthritis, 40 percent also have a family member with psoriasis or arthritis.

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Kim Kardashian West reveals possible lupus diagnosis: What to know

Recently, it was revealed that Kim Kardashian received results for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus antibodies in her blood work.

However, often times these results can be a false-positive. It is revealed that she has had further testing, but results of her diagnosis have not yet been fully confirmed or denied.

Kim Kardashian West got some tough news recently after seeing a doctor for exhaustion, nausea and swollen hands. Her test results were positive for lupus antibodies.

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Knowing where to start when it comes to exercising with arthritis can be difficult.

A helpful resource from the Arthritis Foundation gives some tips for getting started, different types of exercise, and more.

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FDA Approves New Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication for People Who Haven't Responded to Standard Treatment

The U.S. FDA has recently approved upadacitinib, an oral medication for adults with mild to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that is not being well-controlled by methotrexate.

Rinvoq is the brand name for upadacitinib, a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor for the treatment rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults who have had an inadequate response to methotrexate. It is a DMARD, administered orally and manufactered by AbbVie.

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Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease. Pain Relievers May Be to Blame.

Osteoarthritis has previously been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Recent research suggests that a significant portion of the risk comes from the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), or some prescription NSAIDs.

Researchers studied data from over 30,000 participants. It was found that when compared with healthy people, those with osteoarthritis had a 42 percent increased risk for congestive heart failure, a 17 percent increased risk for coronary heart disease, and a 14 percent increased risk for stroke. They calculated that 41 percent of the increased risk for any cardiovascular event was attributable to the use of NSAIDs.

More research is needed to establish a cause and effect relationship. The findings from this study have been published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen may account for higher rates of heart disease and stroke in those with osteoarthritis.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis & Jaw Pain - Rheumatology Advisor

A recent article from Rheumatology Advisor discusses jaw pain and rheumatoid arthritis, some tips, possible treatments and more.

Examining rheumatoid arthritis and jaw pain: prevalence, symptoms, and tips for your patients to better manage their pain.

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Arthritis And Exercise: Why It Helps To Be More Physically Active

Exercise is important for those who have arthritis. From aerobic exercises to strength training, there are many forms and options in terms of exercise for those with arthritis.

More than 50 million U.S. adults have arthritis. Many experience severe joint pain and, likely because of their pain, don’t do much exercising if at all.

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Gluten and rheumatoid arthritis: Foods to eat and avoid

A recent article from Medical News Today discusses gluten and rheumatoid arthritis. Some individuals who have gluten tolerance issues may feel that gluten possibly irritates their rheumatoid arthritis. It is stressed that more formal research is needed on this topic.

Remember, speak with your doctor if you have concerns!

Some people find that eating gluten can trigger rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptom flares. In this article, we discuss the link between gluten and RA, foods to eat and avoid, and when to see a doctor.

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8 Things I Want You to Understand About Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent article discusses eight things one woman with rheumatoid arthritis wishes people knew about her condition.

What’s something you with people knew about rheumatoid arthritis, or arthritis in general? Share below!

Here’s what many people don’t understand about rheumatoid arthritis.

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Stem cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know

A recent article from Medical News Today discusses the potential use of stem-cell therapy in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). While more research is needed, early trials suggest that such therapies may be effective against a range of autoimmune conditions, including RA.

Stem cell therapy may help reduce inflammation and build up healthy cells in the body. Scientists are now investigating whether it may benefit autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more here.

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Diseases and Conditions Osteoarthritis

Newly diagnosed with osteoarthritis and feeling a bit confused? A helpful resource from the American College of Rheumatology gives some background information on this condition, possible treatments, and more.

Information for patients with osteoarthritis: what it is, common causes, getting diagnosed, treatment options, and tips for living with the condition.

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How to Spot the 3 Most Common Types of Arthritis

A recent article from Health discusses some of the most common forms of arthritis, symptoms and some possible causes.

Arthritis means inflammation in the joints.

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How Exercise Can Lower a Woman's Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent article from Healthline discusses the benefits of exercise in women with rheumatoid arthritis.

Researchers say regular exercise can lower a woman’s risk for RA and benefit women who have the painful condition.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs Can Show Up Early

Recent research shows that signs of rheumatoid arthritis can show up one to two years before a diagnosis.

Researchers collected data from over 1,000 participants, and the findings will be published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings next month.

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can include joint pain or swelling, but 40% of patients have symptoms that don’t involve the joints, such as fatigue, fever and loss of appetite.

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May Is National Arthritis Awareness Month - News

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to raising awareness of this condition, its symptoms, and the many ways in which it can affect daily life.

According to the Arthritis Foundation:

💙 It is estimated that degenerative joint disease disorders such as osteoarthritis will impact at least 130 million individuals around the globe by the year 2050. 💙 Osteoarthritis is the fifth most prevalent form of disability worldwide. 💙 In the United States alone, approximately 54 million individuals have some form of arthritis.

Share to spread awareness of this incredibly important month! 💙

May is recognized each year as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis. These…

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8 Signs You Could Have Arthritis of the Knee

An interesting recent article from Reader’s Digest discusses eight possible signs of arthritis in the knee.

What were some of the first signs you experienced? Share below!

When getting out of bed induces more snap, crackle, and pop than your breakfast cereal, it could be a sign of arthritis in your knee.

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Vagus nerve stimulation indicated as treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Recent research shows that external stimulation of the vagus nerve may help ease symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

It was found that stimulating the vagus nerve inhibited the production of cytokines. Cytokines are proteins that help with controlling inflammation and reduce symptoms of swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

The research was carried out by scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam. The findings have been published in Bioelectronic Medicine.

Preliminary clinical trials have shown that stimulation of the vagus nerve inhibits production of cytokines, which may benefit arthritis pateints

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