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Rheumatoid Arthritis can negatively affect heart health in some patients.  Specifically, RA has been linked to a higher rate of heart disease in some populations. To avoid heart disease in both patients with RA and those without, fill your diet with whole grains and lean meats and get as much exercise as you can tolerate with RA.

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If you have RA, you need to take steps to protect your heart. The traditional risk factors involved in heart disease include high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, a high BMI and smoking. In addition to these risk factors, RA patients are living with systemic inflammation. Mayo Clinic researchers believe that this inflammation may…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack?… Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. I feel like I…

07/21/14

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted RA and Atrial Fibrillation Do you ever feel like your heart is racing or fluttering, even when you’re sitting…

07/09/14

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted People with RA Are Living Longer A new British study shows that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are living…

05/13/14

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted RA and Heart Attack in Women When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you have a higher risk of heart attack and…

02/04/14

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