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Don’t let rheumatoid arthritis ruin your Christmas

Posted Feb 08 2012 11:06am

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Rheumatoid arthritis, a type of inflammatory arthritis which affects almost 1% of the population is one of the most common causes of depressionFeelings of sadness, hopelessness and a loss of interest in life, combined with a sense of reduced emotional well-being at Christmas time. People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritisA type of autoimmune arthritis featuring chronic inflammation of the small joints, especially in the hands and feet, and eventually leading to joint destruction and deformity find the pain is exacerbated at busy times of the year and that festive activities such as preparing food and writing cards are difficult and painful to carry out. This helpful article by Consultant Rheumatologist, Dr Pamela Mangat , discusses the symptoms and treatments of this common condition.

The treatments we use in rheumatoid arthritis aim to suppress the inflammationThe body’s response to injury., thus improving symptoms and also crucially preventing progressiveContinuously increasing in extent or severity. damage to the joints. The inflammatory burden…. ( Read more )

Around one in three women suffer from urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) at some stage in their life. Bladder problems can be extremely embarrassing and have a major impact…. ( Read more )

1. HRTAbbreviation for hormone replacement therapy, the administration of female hormones in cases where they are not sufficiently produced by the body. will stop your hot flushes and sweats
Troublesome hot flushes and severe night sweats causing chronicA disease of long duration generally involving slow changes. insomnia are characteristic symptoms of the menopauseThe time of a woman’s life when her ovaries stop releasing an egg (ovum) on a monthly cycle.. They may last for years and apart from…. ( Read more )

Though there is much ongoing research we cannot offer a 'cure' for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. As well as affecting the bowel, there can be associated inflammation of the skin, eyes and joints… ( Read more )

Early on in carpal tunnel syndromeNumbness, tingling, and pain in the thumb, index finger and middle fingers caused by a compression of the median nerve at the wrist., the nerveBundle of fibres that carries information in the form of electrical impulses. symptoms are reversible. If untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can be very disabling…. ( Read more )

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