Archive for the ‘The Real Rheumatoid Disease’ Category

  • Rheumatoid Disease Awareness Expands

    Rheumatoid arthritis / rheumatoid disease awareness expands via hundreds of billboards in time for Rheumatoid Awareness Day.

  • Trigger Finger in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Trigger finger in rheumatoid arthritis, or stenosing tenosynovitis, is common. Understanding what causes trigger finger and how it is treated.

  • What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain?

    Discussing what causes rheumatoid arthritis pain. Research shows anti-citrullinated protein antibodies known as ACPA or anti-CCP act directly to cause pain.

  • 5 Rheumatoid Arthritis – RA Flare Facts

    Discussion of critical facts related to RA flare, a cyclical pattern of disease activity experienced by some people with rheumatoid disease.

  • 5 RA Facts Everyone Needs to Know

    RA Facts – lists 5 basic facts about rheumatoid disease, often called RA or RD, can assure people are diagnosed and treated early, with hope of remission.

  • 5 Reasons Disease Awareness Matters

    Discussion of the value of disease awareness especially with so-called invisible illnesses. List of ways that disease awareness

  • 15 Early Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Discussion of 15 early symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, including joint pain, fatigue, joint swelling, eye inflammation, and low-grade fevers.

  • What Does Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Look Like?

    Common myths about RA linger in college classes In an immunology teaching lab class this semester, my daughter Katie Beth (KB) learned how to perform a rheumatoid factor test (latex agglutination). Prior to that lecture, KB read through the professor’s slides in the syllabus. She noticed the material included several common errors about Rheumatoid Disease […]

  • Can Bones Hurt? Bone Pain and Rheumatoid Disease

     The main misconception about bones then, is that they are made up of dead tissue. This is not true, they have cells, nerves, blood vessels and pain receptors.1 Ever hear that bones can’t hurt? Did you ever have the flu or a fever and your bones just ached? It can be enough to make you […]

  • Should We Just Call It Pink Puffy Paw?

    (Have you discontinued Cimzia? See note below blog.) One of the biggest problems with getting care for rheumatoid disease is that symptoms do not look exactly the same every day. Of course along with that is the fact that many symptoms aren’t clearly visible anyway, hence the term “invisible illness.” Anyway, it seems like it […]

  • 10 Misconceptions About Chronic Disease Many People Believe

    You can’t understand illness by just looking at a person Very soon after being diagnosed with RA, I learned that most people have beliefs about chronic illness that are hard to overcome. When one neighbor, friend, and family member after another dismissed me, I did the same thing most people with Rheumatoid Disease (PRD) do: […]

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