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.
Gratitude as a coping tool for RA? It’s true – it can help you live better and be happier. This time of year, gratitude is everywhere and the closer we get to Thanksgiving, the more intense the pressure to be thankful gets. When you’re in the middle of an RA flare or having trouble getting through the day because of…