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.
Recent discussions around opioids focus on addiction and overdoses. What’s missing from the discussion is the collective voice of 100 million Americans who live with chronic pain and frequently rely on the prescription forms of these drugs for pain relief. We asked the chronic pain community how they felt about the opioid crisis.
If your current RA treatment isn’t working for you, maybe it’s time to consider one of these other options, like NSAIDs, biologics, steroids, or a tailored treatment plan.
It's not enough that you live with RA — if you are a woman with RA it opens up your immune system to other chronic conditions. But, unlike with RA, there are things you can do to prevent these comorbidities.
Your RA medications can cause a loss of libido, and even affect your menstrual cycle and cause dryness. There is a very good chance that by modifying your treatment, you’ll be able to live your life to the fullest, including having a healthy sex life.
If you are taking methotrexate and battling extra weight, you could be at risk of developing a fatty liver, which can lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver.
It is very important to avoid taking antibiotics and methotrexate at the same time for these two reasons.