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  1. Arthritis: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Living with rheumatoid arthritis can mean living with chronic pain, fatigue, and joint stiffness. Thousands of people have benefited from developing and following plans to help them manage their symptoms. You and your health professional can develop a medical treatment plan that may include medication and other therapies. Early medical treatment can help you avoid disabling joint changes and ...

  2. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Balancing Rest and Activity - Topic Overview

    Children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) need a careful balance of rest and activity. Children with JIA may need extra naps or quiet time during the day to rest their joints and to regain their strength. JIA can be a tiring disease,especially when symptoms flare. Some medicines used to treat JIA may also cause tiredness. Children are often good judges of their need for rest. ...

  3. Lupus Guide - Cause

    Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) is an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues as though they were foreign substances. Lupus is not contagious.

  4. Osteoarthritis - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about hip replacement surgery.

  5. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Growth Problems - Topic Overview

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) may either speed or slow the natural growth process of the bones on either side of the affected joint,causing uneven bone growth. Children who have JIA may not grow as tall as they would have if they did not have the condition. The growth differences depend on the child's age when the disease started and the number of joints affected. The more joints ...

  6. Ankylosing Spondylitis - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for ankylosing spondylitis focuses on relieving pain and stiffness, reducing inflammation, keeping the condition from getting worse, and enabling you to continue daily activities.

  7. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Treatment Overview

    Learn about treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).

  8. Lupus and Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome - Topic Overview

    About 1 in 3 people with lupus produce an antibody that attacks certain blood-clotting factors,which can cause the blood to clot easily. 1 A person who has this antibody and has had blood clots is said to have antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. This can lead to mild or severe blood-clotting complications,including: Stroke,transient ischemic attack (TIA),or heart attack. Deep vein ...

  9. Sjögren's Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about Sjögren's syndrome: What is Sjögren's syndrome? How common is it? What other conditions are similar to Sjögren's syndrome? Getting treatment: What is cevimeline for Sjögren's syndrome? What is hydroxychloroquine for Sjögren's syndrome? What is pilocarpine for Sjögren's syndrome? What is methotrexate for Sjögren's syndrome? What is cyclosporine ophthalmic for Sjögren's syndrome? ...

  10. Bev's Story: Coping With Arthritis - Bev's story

    WebMD presents Bev's story of daily strategies for coping with arthritis.

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