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  1. What Helps You Curb RA Fatigue?

    If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you know what fatigue means. Your friends and family might think you're just tired, but that doesn't come close. Although you may not be able to stop RA fatigue completely, you can lessen it and have more energy to enjoy life. These strategies make a difference. Res

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  2. How to Get in the Mood When You Have RA

    Sex is a huge part of your relationship. It keeps you connected to your partner, and it can still be a great part of your life, even with rheumatoid arthritis. The trick is to take a little extra care. RA can slow you down. These simple tips can help you get in the mood and make your sex life more f

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  3. Talking About RA: Who Will You Tell, and How?

    You may be the one who has rheumatoid arthritis, but it's going to touch a lot of other people in your life -- your partner, your kids, your close friends, and your coworkers. They’ll want to know how to support you. But there’s a problem. "Most people don't have a clue what RA is," says Patience Wh

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  4. Autoimmune Diseases and RA

    It might not seem that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has anything in common with type 1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis. But it does -- they’re all autoimmune diseases. So what does that mean? These conditions happen when your body attacks itself. Normally, your immune system acts like a loyal bodyguard

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  5. Psoriatic Arthritis: Getting the Diagnosis

    If you are one of the 7 million people in the United States who have the skin condition psoriasis, you should know the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. As many as 20% to 30% of people with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis. We don’t completely understand the causes of psoriasis and p

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  6. At-Home Skin and Joint Care for Psoriatic Arthritis

    There’s a lot you can do to take care of your skin and joints. You take your medicine and keep up with your doctor’s advice, of course.  Add these simple ideas to your daily routine as some easy at-home TLC. Moisturize. "Dry, cracked skin is easily injured and it can cause the psoriasis to pop up,"

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  7. 9 Tips to Help Manage Psoriatic Arthritis

    The best way to take care of your psoriatic arthritis is to get the best of both worlds: medical care from your doctor and lifestyle habits. The little things you do every day add up to make a difference in how you feel, emotionally and physically. Get started today with these nine ideas. 1. Connect

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  8. 5 Things People With RA Want You to Know

    Rheumatoid arthritis is often called a “silent disease.” Why? Unlike many other illnesses, you can’t always tell when a person with RA is feeling their worst. That’s just one of the things people with the condition want you to know, whether you’re newly diagnosed with RA or someone close to you has

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  9. How Physical Therapy Helps RA

    You can make your day-to-day life with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) easier by going to physical therapy. It helps you move better, get stronger, and may even mean less pain. To get started, ask your rheumatologist for a referral. She may have a physical therapist that she often works with. You can also

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  10. RA Treatments: What Are Your Options?

    When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), your body’s immune system attacks your joints and organs. Not only could it cause serious joint damage, it might also raise your risk of other problems like heart disease. That’s why it’s important to diagnose your RA early so you can begin treatment as soon

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