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Prolonged Morning Stiffness Can Indicate Toward Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Morning stiffness is not uncommon—but it might not be as harmless as we think it is, especially if it continues for an hour or two after waking up. According to a recent research, prolonged stiffness upon waking up might be an early sign of rheumatoid arthritis. Many of us feel achy and stiff upon waking […]

Obesity May Reduce Effectiveness of RA Therapies

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Being overweight affects health in many ways. This is true for everyone, but more so for people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (or RA for short). An autoimmune condition that occurs when the immune system attacks the body tissues by mistake, RA is marked by chronic inflammation in joints. Other common symptoms are joint pain, […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk of COPD

Friday, October 20th, 2017

According to a new study, rheumatoid arthritis might adversely affect patient’s respiratory health. The researchers noted that rheumatoid arthritis patients were more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, compared with control group. It is believed this is due to inflammation. Inflammation is a key aspect of rheumatoid arthritis. However, recent research shows that there’s […]

Long-term Use of Birth Control Pill Might Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Women who take oral contraceptive might have a reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to latest research. In this study, the researchers compared more than 2,000 women who had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis with more than 5,000 women (who formed the control group) who didn’t have this condition. Women in the control group were […]

Regular Fish Consumption Alleviate RA Symptoms

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you might want to increase the intake of fish. According to a study, regular intake of fish helps provide relief from symptoms of this condition. Researchers noted lower disease activity in those rheumatoid arthritis patients who ate two or more servings of fish every week in comparison to those […]

An Arthritis Drug Might Help Aortic Valve Stenosis

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Aortic valve stenosis is a fairly common but fatal condition. Nearly half of the elderly population in the U.S. has this condition. According a study, a new drug undergoing trial for treating arthritis might have the potential to become the first drug to have the ability prevent this condition. Calcification in the aortic valve is believed […]

Fiber Rich Diet Might Lower Osteoarthritis Risk

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. are living with arthritis. According to latest research, eating more fiber daily might make you less prone to developing knee arthritis. There are different types of arthritis, some more common than others. It is estimated that osteoarthritis is more common than any other arthritis. In the U.S. […]

DASH Diet Might Reduce Gout Risk

Monday, May 8th, 2017

According to a new study, the risk of developing gout is less in people who follow the DASH diet, typically recommended to people with a high risk of heart disease, compared to those who adhere to a ‘Western Diet’. A complex type of arthritis, gout affects the joints. Most typically it affects the joint of […]

Researchers investigate a new one-shot drug for osteoarthritis

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Osteoarthritis is a common joint problem, but there’s no cure for it at present. A recent study suggests in future a single-injection fix for this condition might become available. At present, the drug in question is in the trial stage. It works by removing old cells present in the joints. Osteoarthritis happens when cartilage in […]

Obesity makes it difficult to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis accurately

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Being overweight is linked with many health conditions. Research has shown that it can worsen the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. However, latest research shows that being overweight can also make it difficult to accurately diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. According to a new study, being obese can alter the results of tests done to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. […]

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