A new treatment style called treat-to-target takes measures to tailor your treatment to your symptoms, and change it as often as needed until it works. But if you’re not speaking up at the doctor, they won’t know what, or how, to treat you.
The causes, age range, and joint pain that sets these two conditions apart — and the medications you should be taking according to which condition you actually have.
With RA, you typically think of the joint pain and stiffness, but what about RA “lung” (ILD), heart disease, osteoporosis, and eye disease? Know how to protect yourself — and ultimately, your health.
Your age, genetics, and even exposure to smoke at a young age can have an effect on whether you develop RA, or not.
When your child, no matter the age, needs you and you can’t provide because your RA is holding you down, it is hard to not feel guilty. Pile on the fact that RA is hereditary, and you’re left shouldering a world of guilt. You’re not alone.
There is no shortage of RA treatment options these days — to the extent that it can almost be overwhelming. Here are some tips on navigating the choices that are available to you.