Saturday, April 19, 2014

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

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on Closing the Mortality Gap: RA and Heart… I still remember the first time I read about the mortality gap. Spent…

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V, Health Guide, commented on RA & Heart Disease: Maintaining A… Hi, Lulu,   Which condition are you talking about...RA or heart issues…

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