RA patients are known to have a higher rate of depression than the general population. Concerns with lifestyle, mobility and appearance contribute to poor emotional health, and concern for the future may contribute to anxiety. Through management of emotional health, though, an RA patient can live an active, healthy lifestyle with a high quality-of-life.
There are several myths regarding RA that help lead to the stigma surrounding the disease. Myth: Arthritis is just aches and pains. When people hear the word arthritis, they often think simply of aches and pains. Usually, they don’t think about other issues RA can cause. They don’t know the realities of the…