Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #11

Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #11

It has been long noted that new onset rheumatoid arthritis right after giving birth and in the postpartum period, is common among women. Here are some reasons why this happens: The changes occurring in the body during pregnancy are profound. Trauma is a known factor...
Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #10

Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #10

Your child was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JRA), now what? Here are some helpful tips for parents navigating this journey. Early treatment plan. Working with your pediatric rheumatologist to form a game plan early on with medication, physical therapy...
Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #9

Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #9

February is known as the “love” month. Whether you are single, dating, engaged, married or somewhere in between practicing self-love daily is key, especially if you are living with a chronic illness or disability. Whatever it is you choose to do this Valentine’s Day,...
Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #8

Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #8

Rheumatoid arthritis and cold and flu season don’t mix well. Here are 11 tips to help avoid getting sick: Don’t miss out on sleep. Manage stress levels and find time to relax. Stop smoking cigarettes. No excessive drinking. Wash hands and don’t touch your face. Drink...
Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #7

Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #7

According to the Everyday Health article, “How to Manage Arthritis Flares During the Holidays,” people living with arthritis do better in warmer weather. So when the winter arrives in the Northern Hemisphere during the holiday season, joint pain can increase. Simply...
Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #6

Rheuma Tips! Did you know? #6

Mental and emotional health is just as equally important as our physical health. These two areas aren’t always openly addressed at a doctor appointment. Doctors may have you fill out a form prior to a visit were it asks you a list of questions on how you are doing...