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4 Responses to “RA Bone Mineral Density Predicts Mortality”

    1. Cathy says:

      Hi Kelly,
      This article is one more piece to the puzzle of RD. It is not only a connective tissue disease but a whole body systemic disease affecting everything in the body. Like dominos falling when one is tipped against a lined up pattern, this disease triggers widespread inflamation in one part only to move on to another. The information you give is so very important to understanding RD. One day all RD patients will be treated “whole body” because of your efforts to inform. I have been on Methotrexate for a month now and still waiting for improvement. I have Seronegative RD and have a Rheumatoid Nodule on my right hand knuckle. Had it before treatment so I know it’s not the medication. I understood only Seropositive formed nodules. Just shows how unpredictable and strange this disease can be. Again, thanks for all your efforts to bring about more understanding and pushing for more research for RD. The need is ever present for all of us struggling with RD.
      Happy Christmas and blessings of the season to you and your family.
      Cathy

    2. Dori H says:

      Very interesting information. I just had my bone density tested, and it came up as early osteoporosis, at 44 years old. I have significant cardiovascular and pulmonary disease as a result of RD. This is another piece of the giant puzzle which proves it is a widely systemic disease!

    3. Eron says:

      I was diagnosed with RA beginning of April this year at 42 years old. Some days I have felt pain and it doesn’t feel like it’s at my joints, but that it’s in my bones so I’ve been wondering if it was really in my bones. Thanks for this article to affirm my curiosity. I look forward to hearing more about the research being done on this theory and leaning more about RA. It’s good to get confirmation after dealing with unsupportive people and a disease that is so complex, life altering, and misunderstood.

    4. Tony says:

      Kelly,
      I also have been tested and have low density and showed early osteoporosis at 56. It was interesting to see how that relates to CVD.

      Thank you
      Tony

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