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What should I do if I have complications from RA?

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You may not think to mention problems like depression, chest pain, or dry eyes to the doctor who treats your rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but you should. All these problems can be related to it.

You might need different doctors and different treatments to control your RA and to take care of any new problems that come up. Always discuss new symptoms with your doctor.

From: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Complications WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Anderson R. , ed. 12, 2001. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases

Dickens C. May-June 2003. Psychosomatics,

Maradit-Kremers, H. , February 2005. Arthritis & Rheumatism

American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, 2008.

Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: "Rheumatoid Vasculitis Information."

University of California, San Francisco: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lung."

Arthritis Foundation: "Infection Risk with Anti-TNF Therapy," "Depression in People with RA," "Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Are the Effects?"

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

Anderson R. , ed. 12, 2001. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases

Dickens C. May-June 2003. Psychosomatics,

Maradit-Kremers, H. , February 2005. Arthritis & Rheumatism

American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, 2008.

Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: "Rheumatoid Vasculitis Information."

University of California, San Francisco: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lung."

Arthritis Foundation: "Infection Risk with Anti-TNF Therapy," "Depression in People with RA," "Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Are the Effects?"

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

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