As the Founder of Rising Above ra, what is seen here is based on my own or real-life patient opinions, extensive research, and personal experiences. I strive to provide accurate and research-based evidence in what I share.

Unless otherwise stated that a recognized authority, medical professional or expert in a given field is addressing a topic in a blog post category or is a guest contributor, none of what you see here should be taken as medical advice. Any information and opinions provided here is absolutely no substitute for your own healthcare providers advice and care.

Therefore, while I may know a lot about arthritis, autoimmune illness, chronic illness and disability, I am not a doctor or any other medical professional. These given conditions impact us all differently and are very complex. Since I don’t have that expertise I can’t and will not offer any medical advice.

If you read something on RAra and you suspect you have an illness or symptoms addressed here are similar to yours, again always consult with a healthcare provider.

Rising Above rheumatoid arthritis, was created for general information, community connection, awareness, advocacy, guidance, support, motivation, encouragement, inspiration and entertainment purposes only- not to diagnose or treat.