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Why RA Can Cause Hearing Loss and How Best to Handle It

Studies show people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have hearing loss. If you think you might be affected by this symptom, here are tips for how to seek diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle changes to optimize your hearing.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

Can the Flu Heighten My RA Symptoms?

When you get the flu or a bad cold, you feel awful any way. But when you have RA, everything can be heightened. How do you know whether a symptom is because of RA or the flu, and which do you treat?

By Ask HealthCentral

8 RA Flare Triggers to Avoid

RA has a mind of its own — it can be horribly unpredictable. Identifying your triggers and getting ahead of them can keep a flare at bay — and keep you in the driver’s seat for your RA.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Is it RA?

All signs point to yes — but, hold on, that doesn’t mean you absolutely have RA. After all, you can test positive for the RA factor but still not have the condition. You have to look at the full picture.

By Stephanie Stephens

Not a Dry Eye in The House — Unless You Have RA

Believe it or not, RA issues can show up in your eyes, too. So if you’re experiencing dry eyes, blurred vision, or severe eye pain, it could be the usual culprit — your RA.

By Stephanie Stephens

Little-Known RA Complications and How to Manage Them

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.

By Stephanie Stephens

The Factors That Put You at a Higher Risk of Developing RA

Your age, genetics, and even exposure to smoke at a young age can have an effect on whether you develop RA, or not.

By Eileen Bailey

Do You Have Mild, Moderate, or Severe RA?

How different are the symptoms between mild, moderate, and severe RA - and how do you treat each type?

By Mark Borigini, M.D.

Factors to Consider When Choosing The Right RA Treatment For YOU

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.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

Do You Have RA And Don’t Know It?

The first symptoms — fatigue, weakness, low-grade fever, and loss of appetite or weight – are present in a host of other illnesses, so how do you know when it’s RA, and not something else?

By John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A.