10 Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Body
Although often mistaken for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.3 million Americans.
'I Was Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis at 40—Right After I Had a Baby'
Kelly Young had rheumatoid arthritis symptoms for years, but her doctors didn’t take them seriously or thought she was making them up.
Caroline Wozniacki Opens Up About Her Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis: "I was in so much pain and felt exhausted"
Caroline Wozniacki Opens Up About Having Rheumatoid Arthritis—and Her Struggle to Get Diagnosed
The professional tennis player was diagnosed at 27 after feeling extreme joint pain and fatigue.
RA and Heart Attacks: 10 Ways to Protect Your Heart
If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you also have double the risk for heart disease and heart attack. Certain RA drugs such as corticosteroids and NSAIDs can also up the risk of heart disease. But here are some things you can do to reduce your risk.
Lady Gaga Opens Up About Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis
The superstar just got real about the disease she's been living with for years.
8 Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious autoimmune disease that attacks the joints and other body parts. Here are some tricky rheumatoid arthritis symptoms—and hints that they’re due to RA and not some other condition.
8 Types of Cancer Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis
If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may be at increased risk for certain cancers because of RA medications—or RA-related inflammation itself. The best thing you can do is to be aware, but don't worry excessively.
11 Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression Facts
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are about twice as likely to be depressed as people without this inflammatory autoimmune disease. However, the relationship may be more complex than that.
16 Gentle Exercises for People with Arthritis
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, pain may cause you to avoid exercise, but skipping it altogether isn’t a good idea. (And that’s true for other arthritis types.)
6 Dietary Changes That May Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
Some rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients feel that some foods may make symptoms better or worse. The scientific evidence is spotty, but here are six dietary changes that may be worth trying.