Tips for Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rather than focusing on the way you should try to eat if you have rheumatoid arthritis, let’s take a few moments to consider things you want to avoid in the diet.

By: Valerie Johnston

Anyone who has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis understands that a lot is going on with his or her body. For one thing, this form of arthritis is also called an autoimmune disease because it is caused by the body’s immune system malfunctioning. What happens is that the body has stopped recognizing the joints as part of the body and is instead viewing them as something …

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Protecting Your Joints

A loss of just 11 pounds can decrease the occurrence of new knee osteoarthritis and a modest weight loss can help reduce pain and disability.

Early diagnosis and appropriate management of arthritis, including self-management activities, can help people with arthritis decrease pain, improve function, stay productive, and lower health care costs. Key self-management activities include the following:

Learn Arthritis Management Strategies—Learning techniques to reduce pain and limitations can be beneficial to people with arthritis. Self-management education, such as the Arthritis Self Management Program, or the Chronic Disease Self Management Program help you develop the skills and confidence to …

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