Latest Articles by Alireza Meysami, M.D.
9 Things to Know About the Vectra DA Test for RA
The Vectra DA test is designed to measure how effective your rheumatoid arthritis medications are. Here’s how it works.
What You Need to Know About RA and Pregnancy
Can you take your medication while pregnant? Will you pass RA to your baby? Will your condition get worse during pregnancy? Read on to learn the answers.
Why a Massage Might Help Your RA
Some people with rheumatoid arthritis think a massage will make their condition worse, but a good massage can actually reduce pain and improve joint function.
Supplements for Rheumatoid Arthritis
More and more doctors are recommending food and dietary supplements to help treat chronic diseases like RA. See which natural treatments might be right for you.
How to Get a Great RA Care Team
You can't go it alone, so it helps to have a team of health experts, from doctors to physical therapists, helping keep you afloat with rheumatoid arthritis.
Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Hearing Loss?
Studies show that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have hearing loss. Here's what you can do if you think you might be affected.
What You Need to Know Before Getting Vaccinated
When you have RA, you have approximately double the risk of infection compared to the general population because of your suppressed immune system. But before you get vaccinated to protect yourself, this is what you need to know.
RA & Dry Coughs: Why You Need to Call Your Doctor Now
Rheumatoid arthritis can increase your risk of interstitial lung disease. Learn the symptoms plus how to stay safe.