Being recently diagnosed with a chronic illness can be both a relief and overwhelming, as you now have to deal with this condition for the rest of your life. Taking small steps to educate yourself and ask your doctor or other support groups questions can help ease your transition.
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of developing kidney disease. It is one of the facts about RA which reminds you that this is a serious illness. What do kidneys do? You have two kidneys, located on either side of the spine around your lower rib cage. Your kidneys are responsible for removing waste and excess fluid…