Posts Tagged ‘Death and Rheumatoid Arthritis’

  • Glenn Frey’s Cause of Death

    Glenn Frey’s cause of death, rheumatoid arthritis complications, ulcerative coliits, pneumonia, complications from RA medications. Significance to patients.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Mortality

    Rheumatoid arthritis mortality is increased by 40% according to an investigation by Brigham and Woman’s Hospital. Seropositive disease presents greater risk

  • Rest in Peace, Danita

    In the past year, three people I knew of passed away due to causes related to Rheumatoid disease. We’ve known for a long time that statistics on rheumatoid related deaths are under-reported because the disease is often not mentioned in death records. But statistics are not the point of this post. It is about one […]

  • What’s the Big Deal about Rheumatoid Disease?

    Just how big of a deal is this disease? I suppose the fact that I’ve written several hundred pages about it is a clue to my opinion. Yet, most of those articles were written with intentional restraint, avoiding hyperbole, at times even understating my own symptoms in an attempt to be more judicious. Many view […]

  • Recognizing the Anguish of Depression in Time for Help

    Negative spaces are only part of the picture I was stirring early in the morning when everything was still gray. Something I saw looked like a fish for a moment. There’s no pet fish here, especially in my room. “Negative spaces,” I heard myself whisper. That’s what is in between the shapes of what is […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis News Articles, Volume 2

    3 hot Rheumatoid Arthritis news articles 1) Woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis dies after seafood The Galveston Daily News reported last week a Port Bolivar, Texas woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis died of an infection of flesh-eating bacteria. The bacteria, which are common in warm salt water worldwide, can cause necrotizing fasciitis. Ginger Ling, 57, had cleaned […]

  • Problems with Preventive Care and Rheumatoid Arthritis Mortality

    If you read yesterday’s blog, “The Mortality Dragon: Do Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have to Die Early?” then you know I was glad to find a researcher discussing preventive care for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, especially in the context of cardiovascular disease. If you read the article “Why do people with rheumatoid arthritis still die prematurely?” you […]

  • The Mortality Dragon: Do Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have to Die Early?

    Reasons for the high mortality rate with Rheumatoid Arthritis This is not a morbid post. If we’re going to fight a dragon, we need to know about the dragon. Why do Rheumatoid Arthritis patients have such a high mortality rate? Some of you have probably heard me speculate about mortality and RA in response to […]

  • Prognosis for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

    Disability of RA Rheumatoid Arthritis can lead to sudden disability. It is unknown what causes sudden weakness of tissues which surround the joints, such as tendons, ligaments, and the muscles themselves. With medication, these disabilities can often be controlled. However, permanent damage to joint tissues can cause gradually more drastic and permanent disability. Deformity of […]

  • Is This the Best Time to have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 3: Response to RA Mortality Gap

    How should we respond to the RA mortality gap? Responding seriously Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory disease. The progressive toll it takes upon vital organs is well documented. Science Daily: “Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a high risk of early death.” Rheumatoid Arthritis requires the same serious response as breast cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. […]

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