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foods that fight rheumatoid arthritis

Top Foods That Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you know how challenging this painful condition can make everyday life. As an autoimmune disease, it causes your body’s immune system to mistakenly attack your joints. Researchers...
what is rheumatoid arthritis

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

There are many different types of conditions that can cause chronic pain. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is certainly a challenging one. As one of the many types of arthritis, it can cause joint pain, swelling and...
early warning signs of rheumatoid arthritis

Watch Out for Sneaky Early Warning Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation throughout the body. It targets all of your joints, leaving you with stiffness and pain. What many people don’t know about rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
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Meal Prep Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet

Eating a healthy diet is important, especially when you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, joint pain stiffness and swelling can make cooking feel nearly impossible. Nobody living with RA wants to stand at the...
Suffer From RA Dont Let Insomnia Get The Best of You

Suffer From RA? Don’t Let Insomnia Get the Best of You

Sleepless nights are an unfortunate reality for many people with rheumatoid arthritis. Poor sleep contributes to far more than fatigue. If you're not getting enough rest, you're also at a higher risk for depression,...
Green Tea

Green Tea May Provide Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Green tea is unfermented tea leaves and the average brewed cup contains up to 150 milligrams of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. Like other antioxidants, polyphenols prevent molecules from oxidizing, a process that has the...
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Your Sleep Apnea Could Be Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Understanding sleep apnea Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is disrupted during sleep. These pauses in breathing last for at least 10 seconds and may continue for a minute or more. Patients can experience...
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Early Signs of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is a form of chronic arthritis. Surprisingly, Arthritis is one of the more prevalent chronic illnesses in children. Over 300,000 children in the United States suffer from this condition, with girls...
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The Underlooked Link Between PTSD and RA

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are two seemingly unconnected conditions. PTSD is a mental health condition with symptoms such as anxiety, nightmares, and uncontrollable thoughts about a traumatic experience. Rheumatoid Arthritis...
Ways to Manage Fatigue from Rheumatoid Arthritis

5 Ways to Manage Fatigue From Rheumatoid Arthritis

When your body feels like lead and your energy level is next to zero, the last thing you want to do is contend with life. Fatigue is a daily reality for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers...
soak up some sun to lower your risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Soak Up Sun to Lower Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sunlight & Vitamin D When sunlight hits your skin, not only does it give us that warm, comforting glow, but it starts a chain reaction in your bodies that produces vitamin D. Vitamin D is...

Jeanine’s joints

By Margaret Jaworski Photo Courtesy of Jeanine Yutani: Jeanine Yutani (far right) with fellow riders Justin Baker and Laurie MillerThree years running, Jeanine Yutani biked from San Francisco to Los Angeles, one of 200 participants...

Study: Funding, Access to Care Needed for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The nonprofit Rheumatoid Patient Foundation recently released a white paper on the results of a survey of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, "Unmasking Rheumatoid Disease: The Patient Experience of Rheumatoid Arthritis." RA activist Kelly Young...
Woman's Hands Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living Easier with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an immune disease characterized by inflammation of the lining of the joints (synovium).By Margaret JaworskiThe persistent inflammation leads to painful stiffness, redness, and swelling in the joints that over time...