RA in Overlap
Symptoms and Complications
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints.
However, it may also cause anemia, eye inflammation, heart attacks, heart failure, myocarditis, pericarditis, pleurisy, vasculitis, shortness of breath, skin ulcers, stomach ulcers, strokes, and neuropathies (numbness and tingling).
Rheumatoid Arthritis MedicineNet.
Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is generally diagnosed and treated by rheumatologists, in most countries. ISN.
The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation throughout the body, and some studies have shown benefits for heart health, brain function and diabetes. Arthritis Foundation, 07/29/2015.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Personal Stories. These personal stories are from people who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or who have been nearly diagnosed, or misdiagnosed with it; as well as those who have RA in overlap with other autoimmune diseases. ISN. (Also see Difficult Diagnosis)
Rheumatoid Arthritis Self-care. Self care, or self management, means taking a proactive role in treatment and maintaining a good quality of life. Here are some ways you can manage RA symptoms (along with recommended medication) and promote overall health.Arthritis Foundation.
Incidence of chronic persistent rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the impact of smoking. The incidence of chronic persistent RA is lower than the figures reported in inception cohorts and smoking duration, but not intensity and doubled the risk of RA after 20 years of smoking in both sexes. PubMed, Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 07/07/2016.
Rheumatoid Arthritis in Overlap is when RA is found with other autoimmune diseases or chronic illness. RA is often found in overlap with other connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma, lupus, and polymyositis/dermatomyositis. It can also be found with other diseases such as thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, and sjogren's. ISN.
Experiences of Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences and support needs of adult patients living with Rheumatoid arthritis and provided insights into the experiences and support needs of patients. Sage Journals, Clin Nurs Res, 02/09/2016.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Although rheumatoid arthritis is often thought of as a disease that affects only the joints, it is actually a systemic disease, which means that it can affect nearly any part of the body. ISN.
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Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis include medications such as immunosuppressants and biologics, alternative therapies and supplements, and exercise. ISN.
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