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Lifestyle Changes and Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA (rheumatoid arthritis) drugs have significant side effects and some of the medicines are quite expensive. Even so, the vast majority of sufferers rely on disease-modifying drugs to control their painful symptoms. (See Dealing with Side Effects of Arthritis Medicines.) “There’s a greater than 90% chance that symptoms will disappear…

Dietary Changes, Not Methotrexate, Kept My RA Under Control

Angela started experiencing significant side effects after starting methotrexate. She found that a change in diet, rather than medication, was the best treatment. By Angela Christine On New Year’s Day 2015, I stood at a crosswalk on Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. The light signaled for pedestrians to cross. I…

Can Lifestyle Changes Ease RA Symptoms?

Up to 1.5 million Americans — 75 % of them women — have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The vast majority of sufferers rely on disease-modifying drugs to control their painful symptoms. “There’s a greater than 90% chance that symptoms will disappear when medications are started within the first 2 to 3…

A Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

A comprehensive guide to rheumatoid arthritis drugs Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that causes fluid to build up in the small joints of the hands, wrists, elbows, ankles, feet and knees. Over time, the inflammation from this excess fluid destroys cartilage and bone, which causes joints to become…