In occupational therapy (OT), you adapt work, home duties, and hobbies so you can do them despite pain or mobility issues -- and keep your independence.
Give DMARDs Time
DMARDs are drugs that suppress the immune system in order to slow or even stop joint damage if you have rheumatoid arthritis. Here's information to help you understand how they work and help you talk with your doctor about your treatment for RA.
Track DMARD Effects
DMARDs are a standard treatment for RA, but their effectiveness needs to be regularly evaluated and side effects monitored. Learn what you need to do to stay well on DMARDs.
Use Preventive Meds
Preventive medicines can help stop migraines from happening or reduce their intensity. Might they work for you? Here's info you can use to talk to your doctor about preventive meds for migraines.
Make Pain Meds Work
You likely take pain meds. Have you gotten complacent about how you use them? Brush up on the habits you need to help pain meds work. And make it a goal to pay attention to small acts that might be sabotaging your pain management.
Capsaicin - Topic Overview
What is capsaicin?Capsaicin is the ingredient found in different types of peppers, such as cayenne peppers, that makes the peppers hot. You can eat it in raw or cooked peppers or as a dried powder, which you can add to food or drinks. It also is available as a dietary supplement and in topical creams that you apply to your skin.What is capsaicin used for?When a capsaicin cream or ointment is used
Taking Medicines as Prescribed - Overcoming Barriers to Taking Your Medicines
People don't take medicines for many reasons. If you're having problems taking your medicines as prescribed,it may help to think about why you're having trouble. When your reasons are clear,you can find ways to deal with the problems. This may make it easier to take your medicines as your doctor wants you to. Here are some common concerns about taking medicines,along with some ideas for ...
Taking Medicines as Prescribed - Topic Overview
Medicine is one of the many tools your doctor has to treat long-term health problems. Taking medicine as your doctor suggests will improve your health and may prevent future problems. If you don't take your medicines properly,you may be putting your health,and perhaps your life,at risk. Taking your medicines as your doctor says may include: What time you take them,such as in the morning or ...
Taking Medicines as Prescribed - Medicine and Long-Term Health Problems
You may be taking medicine for a long-term (chronic) health problem. Some chronic diseases can be controlled,but they usually cannot be cured. You may need to take one or more medicines for the rest of your life. Here are some examples of common chronic health problems and how medicines help: Medicines for type 2 diabetes can help your body make more insulin or decrease resistance to insulin. ...
Elbow pain may be caused by a sports injury or it could be a sign of arthritis, bursitis, gout, cellulitis or another condition. WebMD takes a look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of elbow pain.