RA and Heart Disease Directory
Rheumatoid arthritis raises your risk of heart disease, but a healthy diet and treatments can help lower that risk. Inflammation, which is characteristic of RA, plays a role in atherosclerosis. Tests can help determine your risk or track your heart health to help prevent heart problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how RA and heart disease are linked, treatments that can help, and much more.
How Exercise Works for RA
Exercise can help reduce the joint pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out how and why it works.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease Risk: Atherosclerosis, Heart Attacks, and More
The connection between rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease -- and how you can reduce your risk of heart attack.
RA and Your Overall Health: What to Watch For
Heart disease. Eye problems. Osteoporosis. What to watch for when you have RA.
Foods That Help Your Heart and Your RA
Find out what you should eat to both prevent heart disease and help ease the pain and stiffness in your joints that's due to rheumatoid arthritis.