Arthritis Management During Changing Seasons
Most areas in the US have left behind the heat of summer and are now experiencing crisp fall weather. Before we know it, it will be time to get out our winter jackets. Many people with arthritis report that when the seasons change, their pain increases. Here are some...
The Impact of Arthritis on Mental Health
Arthritis refers to joint conditions characterized by chronic pain, but beyond the physical symptoms, it can also adversely affect one’s mental health. In many cases, this manifests as depression and anxiety, and the comorbidity of these conditions can actually worsen...
The Impact of Diet on Arthritis
Unfortunately arthritis does not yet have a cure, but there are some habits that you can practice to help alleviate the pain of arthritis symptoms. One question that patients frequently ask is, “Are there foods that can help? What foods should I avoid?” So far, there...
Guidelines for Osteoporosis Management in Postmenopausal Women
If you are a postmenopausal woman with osteoporosis, it’s important to take specific measures to manage bone loss and reduce the possibility of injury. Here are some guidelines you should follow: What You Should Do It’s critical that you get adequate amounts of...
Not Enough Pediatric Rheumatologists
A child who does not receive adequate treatment for a rheumatic condition may suffer dire lifelong consequences. Over 300,000 children have been diagnosed with rheumatic diseases, yet fewer than 400 pediatric rheumatologists practice in America.
Rheumatoid vs Osteoarthritis: What’s the Difference?
Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are both forms of inflammation of the joints but they are actually very different types of a broader condition called arthritis.
Drug Holiday Effects on Osteoporosis Patients
Researchers are confirming “drug holidays” require closer follow-up and attention, especially in patients at high risk of fracturing. Patients who take osteoporosis drugs for years at a time are typically advised to take a “drug holiday” or temporarily discontinue taking the drugs to minimize the likelihood of dangerous side effects.
Gout: A Chronic Disease
Gout’s reputation as the “disease of kings” is widely undeserved, though many would be surprised to hear that. Often mistaken for only an effect of obesity, gout is dismissed as a more serious ailment, which could leave the patient in great pain and without an effective treatment.
Arthritis Drugs Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
People who have chronic rheumatoid arthritis are well aware of the benefits that arthritis medication presents. But it turns out that arthritis medication may not just help soothe aching joints. It may, according to recent data, play a part in helping to deter...
Overactive Immune System Linked to Lyme Disease?
Upwards of 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year. This infection, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a bacterium transferred during a tick bite, affects everything from normal sleep patterns to arthritis in a small percentage of patients. If caught...