Battling Rheumatoid Arthritis



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Rheumatoid arthritis triggers: they’re all around you



What triggers that arthritis attack that leaves you pain and immobile? It may be the air you breathe, the food you ate or the lipstick you just applied. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune … [Read more...]


Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis



That arthritis pain is killing you? Well, it might be the pack you smoked today that caused it. Recent research evidence indicates that smoking cigarettes can increase your chances of getting … [Read more...]


Have heart disease and arthritis? No reason to stop moving!



What a bummer! You need to exercise to keep your heart fit but arthritis keeps you from moving. This is especially tough because arthritis seems to be quite common among those with heart disease. A … [Read more...]


The health benefits of hiking



If I tell you I did not do a single jogging run last week, you’d think I’m getting slack and lazy, right? Well, not quite We (I and my family) just got back from a week of autumn holidays in the … [Read more...]


Pumpkin – autumn’s healthy superstar



The world is turning orange. Just look at the leaves and the pumpkins. Pumpkins are the real stars of autumn, not only as decorations but as food for our kitchen. In this group also belong the … [Read more...]


Vitamin D and rheumatoid arthritis



Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a wide range on health conditions, including rheumatic diseases. Three European studies looked into the relationship between rheumatism and vitamin D levels as … [Read more...]


Is there such a thing a “too much exercise?”



With the increasing problems of obesity and cardiovascular diseases attributed to sedentary lifestyle, physical exercise has touted as the solution to lots of health problems. But can physical … [Read more...]


Rheumatoid arthritis need not stop you from typing



People with arthritis may have problems with performing simple daily tasks. But how does rheumatoid arthritis affect a person’s capability to use a keyboard and therefore their performance at work? … [Read more...]


Nutritional supplements for osteoarthritis evaluated



The 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) was held in Philadelphia in October. One of the main subjects of the research studies presented during the conference … [Read more...]


Fish oil to treat rheumatoid arthritis



It is well-known that fish oil is beneficial to cardiovascular health. Fish oils are rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), the so-called … [Read more...]


Study: magnet therapy does not work for arthritis



Many people wear copper bracelets and magnetic wrist wraps to counteract the pain that comes with arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders. The practice is called magnet therapy. Magnet therapy … [Read more...]


Cartilage loss: body weight matters



Your knee is a very essential anatomical part in order to be mobile. That is why the bones of the knee are well-protected by the tibio-femoral cartilage. However, the protective cartilage sometimes … [Read more...]


Osteoarthritis in canines: biomarker research gives hope to dog owners



It is not only humans who suffer from osteoarthritis. Animals such as horses and dogs can have it as well. Osteoarthritis is a disease characterized by degradation of the articular cartilage, that … [Read more...]


A therapy to get osteoarthritis patients moving



Physical exercise is essential in maintaining joint health and in managing symptoms of osteoarthritis. But it doesn't feel like it, as many arthritis patients would attest, making performance of … [Read more...]


Information On Rheumatoid Arthritis Focuses On Treatment



One of the causes of arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to go into a self-preservation mode and attack healthy tissues, believing they are a threat to its well-being. While there … [Read more...]


Recognizing Common Arthritis Symptoms



It can be scary going to the doctor, but you can be in and out quicker if you are able to give your doctor accurate descriptions of you problem. Be sure to tell him or her when the problem started … [Read more...]


Food For Thought—The Impact Of Your Diet On Arthritis



Everyone knows that a healthy diet is the key to living a healthy life.  However, what many people don’t know is that it can also play a huge role in the risk of developing arthritis.  A person’s diet … [Read more...]


B Cells Can Act Independent of T Cells In Autoimmune Diseases



In autoimmune diseases, it has long been believed by scientists that B cells (the source of damaging autoantibodies) are activated only by when stimulated by T cells. Now, new findings by Yale … [Read more...]


Orthokine Therapy: Long-Term Safe and Effective Against Knee Osteoarthritis



Developed by Düsseldorf orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Wehling and molecular biologist Dr. Julio Reinecke - the orthokine therapy is a treatment by which anti-inflammatory proteins from the patient's … [Read more...]


NOTE: The contents in this blog are for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or a substitute for professional care. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before making changes to any existing treatment or program. Some of the information presented in this blog may already be out of date.