Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid arthritis complications’

  • 7 Tips on Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications

    Rheumatoid arthritis complications refers to features other than joint synovitis with rheumatoid disease, a systemic disease affecting many body systems.

  • Systemic Disease with Joint Symptoms

    Rheumatoid Arthritis / Disease is a systemic disease with joint symptoms although it is commonly thought of as a joint disease with systemic symptoms.

  • Livedo Reticularis & Rheumatoid Arthritis: Nothing Rash about It

    Does livedo reticularis have anything to do with Rheumatoid disease? Livedo reticularis is a purplish-colored lace pattern under the skin. There is no raised or itchy rash on the surface of the skin, but the light and dark areas resemble a net-like pattern. The causes and treatments for livedo reticularis are not fully understood, however […]

  • Can We Treat the Whole Person or at Least the Whole Disease?

    It’s like watching The Terminal. RA is a Twilight Zone No-Man’s-Land disease. “Mr. Navorski, you cannot get into New York without a visa. You cannot get a visa without a passport, and you cannot get a new passport without a country. There’s nothing we can do for you here.” I got a letter today about […]

  • 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 […]

  • Do You Have Strange RA Symptoms?

    Strange RA symptoms described by hundreds of patients may not appear in lists of typical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis / rheumatoid disease.

  • Do Doctors Surprise Patients with Surgical Procedures?

    Some surprises are routine Last month, I read a blog entitled “Patient-Centered Care Should Minimize Post-Surgical Surprises” by Jessie Gruman. Her article haunted me; I contemplated how I might guess what the right questions are to ask to avoid medical surprises. Actually, it seemed from her post that it might not matter too much whether […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications

    How to view Rheumatoid Arthritis complications Typically, Rheumatoid Arthritis has extra-articular manifestations. That means it attacks the body outside of the joints. Seems like RA doesn’t know how to be only arthritis. In RA 101, I wrote that Rheumatoid Arthritis complications are secondary symptoms of RA. I’ve wondered whether the word complications serves us well […]

  • Cricoarytenoid Arthritis in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 3

    This blog post is part of an ongoing series on the so-called “complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis called RA Is Complicated: “Complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis Stephanie: Profile in Courage Last month, we took a look at Rheumatoid Arthritis in the vocal cords or larynx, called Cricoarytenoid Arthritis (CA). I hope you’ll read both blog posts on […]

  • Cricoarytenoid Arthritis in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 2

    This post is part of an ongoing series on the so-called “complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis called RA Is Complicated: “Complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis Cricoarytenoid Arthritis is a secondary Rheumatoid Arthritis symptom Rheumatoid Arthritis attacked my vocal cords during that first year of this “flare” (now almost 4 years old). Out of the blue, my voice […]

  • 3 Reasons to Stop Saying “Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis”

    Why “complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis” is an irritating phrase As I read news articles and journal abstracts on Rheumatoid Arthritis almost every day, I am annoyed at the use of the phrase “complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Rheumatoid Arthritis is a complicated autoimmune disease which can attack almost any part or system of the human body. […]

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