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11Aug, 2017

Facts About Lupus

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Lupus, an autoimmune disease, causes the body’s immune system to mistake healthy tissue as a threat. The result of this internal attack can trigger several different symptoms. These health issues vary in severity, mimic other diseases, and can stop or start back up unexpectedly. In order for doctors to diagnosis this complex disease, multiple laboratory tests must be conducted. Due to this, Lupus can prevent doctors from properly diagnosing patients right away.   Am I at Risk? There are more than 5 million people around the world that are affected […]
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7Jul, 2017

The Different Types of Lupus Explained (Thoroughly)

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Lupus is a disease that affects 1.5 million Americans, according to data published by the Lupus Foundation of America. Lupus causes your immune system attacks your own system and can be both lifelong and mild disability and affect all genders and ages. Causes of lupus There is still a lot of unknown about the disease but doctors agree that lupus is brought by the environment and genetics. It is still unclear what causes lupus, but these factors are the main known triggers: Infections; Sun exposure; Certain medications (for example, blood […]
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types of Arthritis
30Jun, 2017

The Different Types of Arthritis Explained

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Arthritis belongs to a group of rheumatic diseases and conditions that are characterized by impaired function and inflammation of connecting structures of the body. Most often, rheumatic diseases affect the tendons, bones, joints, and muscles. Swelling and pain are the common symptoms associated with these diseases. Besides, there are also systemic effects that come with certain conditions. Types of Arthritis Doctors divide arthritis into three big groups. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. It affects knees, hips, neck, low back, and hands and […]
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23Jun, 2017

How To Maintain An Active Lifestyle with a Rheumatic Disease

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation in joints, especially hands and feet, and results in swelling and pain. The cause is still unknown and there is no medicine that can help you get rid of the disease but you can learn how to live with it. Even better, you can keep an active lifestyle and continue doing everything you love! Below, we discuss the best ways to stay active with rheumatoid arthritis. Home exercise Simple home exercises lessen symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and make you feel better. […]
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17Jun, 2017

How Do I Know My Treatment is Working

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The aim of the therapy is to significantly improve the quality of life. Often these changes are barely seen in a short-term; they simply don’t appear straight away. Sometimes it takes months to work out where your health will be in future. And considering all the therapies available nowadays, it is hard to say which one works best for you. However, there are some changes that you should notice that can help you determine whether or not your therapy is working. Among the most noticeable changes, there are: behaviors (for […]
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