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What happens in rheumatoid arthritis, exactly?

What is it?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition that typically causes joints to become painful, swollen and warm. It is an autoimmune disease which means that it is caused by the body’s immune system attacking the body itself. 503 more words

Gift Ideas for Those With RA

I think it was Labor Day weekend when I heard the first “snowflake” commercial and had this immediate “holiday alert” jolt. At the time I was cleaning in the kitchen and had a spray bottle of cleaner in my hand. 158 more words

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Chronic Illness, Mental Health & Me

When you are diagnosed with a chronic illness everyone worries about your physical well being, if you are taking your medicine and how your pain levels are, are your bloods ok, how is your liver doing? 962 more words


Follow Diet Plan For Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mineral, vitamins and anti-oxidants play a significant role in controlling arthritis symptoms. It is important, that such patients have a proper rheumatoid arthritis diet plan figured out and follow it strictly, for an easy lifestyle and less severe consequences.

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Maintenance Day Part Deux

Things changed not ten minutes after I finalized my last blog post. I had been in a state of frustration trying to get the Doctor’s office on the phone about a sooner appointment. 489 more words

Coping with RA on the Homestead

I have Rheumatoid arthritis.  I was diagnosed in 2000, but I probably had it long before that.  It flared dramatically after having Lyme’s disease.

It’s difficult working full time with RA, and the homestead work is no exception.  698 more words

Damn It, I'm Going! Traveling with Arthritis

This Autumn I fulfilled a dream of travel, and was honored to have my article posted by the Arthritis National Research Foundation . Thank you for the opportunity to contribute! 788 more words
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