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Cortisone shots and ra

Cortisone Shots and RA

Cortisone Shots and RA

Cortisone Shots and RA Cortisone shots are a type of corticosteroid (or simply steroid) therapy used to treat RA pain. Because of potential complications such as the weakening of bone and tendons, they are generally only given a few times per...
Posted 05/09/2019
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Stomach Bloating and RA

Stomach Bloating and RA

Stomach Bloating and RA“I’ve been dealing with a constant bloated feeling, stomach pains that come and go (especially when I eat), and I also flip flop between having constipation or diarrhea.” - A member on myRAteam Stomach bloating and other...
Posted 05/09/2019
Excessing sweating and ra

Sweating and RA

Sweating and RA

Sweating and RA Members on MyRATeam often experience hot flashes, night sweats, and excessive sweating. “I'm a sweaty, gross, dripping mess! And red as a beet. It's so embarrassing!”A member on MyRATeam “I get terrible hot flashes many times a...
Posted 04/12/2019
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Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from knee arthritis and worry that walking will only worsen your damaged joint, a new study suggests you put your fears aside, slip on some sneakers, and...
Posted 03/18/2019
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Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Menstrual Cycle and RA Flares

Menstrual Cycle and RA Flares

Women with RA often experience flares during their menstrual cycle. Living with RA can mean a constant struggle against pain, especially at different points in the cycle. In addition, different treatments and procedures can affect their menstrual...
Posted 02/01/2019
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Family and Friends Not Understanding RA

Family and Friends Not Understanding RA

"I know RA is difficult for others to understand... It is hard feeling like I am judged for having pain." - A member on myRAteam Finding support and understanding from friends/family after an RA diagnosis is not always easy. The lack of empathy...
Posted 01/06/2019
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Burning Skin and RA

Burning Skin and RA

"Itching can drive me crazy!" Many members on myRAteam report the annoying symptom of itching because of RA or RA treatments. Itching, burning skin can result in loss of sleep, infections, or difficulty concentrating. On myRAteam, the social...
Posted 12/27/2018
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1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

By Margaret Farley Steele, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis is expanding its grip on Americans, with 24 million adults limited in their everyday activities because of the debilitating joint disease, U.S....
Posted 12/20/2018
Depression and ra

Depression and RA

Depression and RA

Living with RA is both painful and lonely, giving depression a foothold. Depression can be debilitating. It may mean missing out on time with friends, struggled to take a walk, or being unable to work full-time. Depression can cause low...
Posted 12/07/2018
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