Archive for the ‘For the newly diagnosed’ Category

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet, Part 2: Ten Easy Tips

    What would a diet for RA look like? Is there a diet healthy for Rheumatoid Arthritis? Diet seems to be one way we can impact our health for the good. If you read the last blog post with the crazy medicine cabinet, you know that there is not a Rheumatoid Arthritis diet cure.  However, we […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet: 3 Key Questions

    There are dozens of books & hundreds of websites for RA diet cures, so one of them must be true… One of the most bewildering topics in the ocean of RA information is nutrition. There are so many selling their cure for RA that the water is muddied between myth and fact. Search online for […]

  • Celebrities and Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Two Miss Americas Last week, I was so excited when I ran across an article about Meredith Boyd, a former Miss USA contestant and Mrs. Georgia International. But it wasn’t her beauty and poise that fascinated me. It was her support of the Arthritis Foundation and her own Rheumatoid Arthritis… Some of you know that […]

  • Is there a blood test for Rheumatoid Arthritis? Part 1

    Yes and no. There are at least four. But, actually, there is none.  Allow me to explain… Do the Rheumatoid Arthritis tests pass the tests? What are the tests? 1) Rheumatoid Factor For the last few decades, Rheumatologists have relied heavily enough upon the Rheumatoid factor test that it is part of the American College […]

  • Can I Delay Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis? part 2

    Is it safe to delay Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment? If you re-phrase this question six different ways, and search using Google, you will get a lot of good information about why Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment should NOT be delayed. So, I guess that’s the Google-vote. But most of us do not make decisions based upon a Google-vote. […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Requires Disease Treatment and Symptom Treatment

    There is a difference between disease control and symptom control for Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is no Rheumatoid Arthritis cure. You probably gathered that from yesterday’s funny blog. However, there are medications which can curb many of the effects of RA by actually cutting back the activity of the immune cells. These are the medicines referred to as […]

  • What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue?

    Rheumatoid arthritis fatigue is a nearly universal symptom in rheumatoid disease. Research shows it is caused by chemicals related to inflammation.

  • The Four Courses of Rheumatoid Arthritis, part 1

    All Rheumatoid Arthritis disease is not the same. What are the four courses of RA? I had hoped that they would be appetizer, salad, entrée, and desert. But turns out they’re not… The names which I made up for them are Cyclone, Roller Coaster, Avalanche, and Tower of Terror. Maybe I live too close to […]

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