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    1. Skin and Joint Care Guide for Psoriatic Arthritis

      It’s important take care of your skin when you have psoriatic arthritis. You also need to do all you can to be kind to those sore joints. The first step: See a doctor. A rheumatologist can help. She'll help you set up a plan. Stick to it. Use your medications. You can also do a lot of things at home

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    2. How to Manage Depression With Rheumatoid Arthritis

      If you've had RA for a while, it won't come as a surprise: A serious case of the blues can sometimes tag along with your achy joints. But it doesn't have to be this way. The right approach can lift your spirits and keep depression from becoming a regular visitor. Your first step is to ease the joint

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    3. Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

      You probably know all about the swelling and pain in your joints that comes and goes when you have rheumatoid arthritis. But don't neglect unusual symptoms that crop up on other parts of your body. They could be symptoms of complications or side effects of medicine you take. Watch out for these 10 p

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    4. How to Manage Fatigue From Rheumatoid Arthritis

      When your rheumatoid arthritis leaves you feeling drained, reboot your energy levels with the right moves. Exercise, healthy food, and good sleep habits are secret weapons in your fight against fatigue. It might seem counter-intuitive, but regular exercise can help you strike back against extreme ti

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    5. Expert Advice on How to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

      When you're trying to figure out how to manage the pain and stiffness that come with RA, you'll have lots of questions about how to sort through the options. WebMD spoke with Ana-Maria Orbai, MD, assistant professor of medicine in rheumatology at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, to get ideas on

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    6. RA and Pregnancy: The Facts About Conceiving

      If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are thinking about starting a family, you probably have lots of questions and concerns. Will your RA affect your chances of getting pregnant? Are your medications safe during pregnancy? What if you decide to stop taking them? Will your RA flare? These are al

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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