Menopause and RA: What to Expect
For some women with rheumatoid arthritis, menopause is tough. For others, it’s a breeze. Here’s a glimpse at what you may experience.
How Juvenile Arthritis Affects the Eyes
WebMD explains how juvenile arthritis can cause eye problems including uveitis and what can be done to protect your child's eyes.
Can Your Diet Help Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis?
WebMD tells you what foods to include in your diet -- like cold-water fish and flaxseed -- that may help rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
Heart Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
WebMD explains the connection between rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease -- and how you can reduce your risk of heart attack.
How Exercise Works for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Exercise can help reduce the joint pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out how and why it works.
Acupuncture for Arthritis
WebMD examines acupuncture and how it is used to relieve arthritis and other chronic pain.
Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Happens
The course of rheumatoid arthritis is difficult to predict because it may progress slowly or quickly. If the disease progresses, joint pain can restrict simple movements, such as your ability to grip, and daily activities, such as climbing stairs. Rheumatoid arthritis is a common cause of permanent disability. Early treatment may significantly control the course of the disease.In rare cases, you .
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Treatment Overview
Rheumatoid arthritis is most often treated with medication, exercise, and lifestyle changes. While treatment may help relieve symptoms and control the disease, there is no cure. Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis usually continues throughout your life, but will vary depending on:The stage (active or in remission) and severity of your disease.Your treatment history.The benefits and risk of ...
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Surgery
Surgical treatment in rheumatoid arthritis is used to relieve severe pain and to improve function of severely deformed joints that do not respond to medication and physical therapy. Total joint replacement (arthroplasty) can be done for many different joints in the body. Its success varies depending on which joint is replaced.Surgery ChoicesSurgeries considered for people who have severe ...
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Symptoms
Joint pain can be an early symptom of many different diseases. In rheumatoid arthritis, symptoms often develop slowly over a period of weeks or months. Fatigue and stiffness are usually early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Weight loss and low - grade fever can occur.Joint symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:Painful, swollen, tender, stiff joints. The same joints on both sides of the body .