Tips to Make Life With RA Easier

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RA symptoms can come in waves, strong and unpredictable. But everyday strategies can tame the tide. Stopping the storm surge often means making key lifestyle changes, taking time to move and stretch with the help of physical therapy as needed keeps stiffness at bay. Keeping stress low and sleep long also helps to minimize pain and prevent your brain from sinking into fatigue.

But RA pain doesn't always move in a linear fashion. During a bad flare-up, resting affected joints can help to avoid further inflammation and help control pain and swelling. And some research suggests that a diet high in veggies and fish and low in red meat and salt can help to fortify your bones and assist in recommended weight loss. Life with RA can feel isolating but by listening to your body and asking for help when you need it, you can keep your head above water.