Rheumatic DiseaseInfo Center
Obesity May Increase Risk of Arthritis in Women
Being obese or overweight can increase the risk of a host of health problems — diabetes, heart disease and stroke, for instance. Packing too many pounds may also raise the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
Vascular Disease Common in Rheumatic Condition
One of the most common inflammatory rheumatological conditions in older adults causes a lot of pain and stiffness. It also may carry some serious vascular risks.
Common Prescription for Sjogren’s Syndrome May Be Ineffective
Autoimmune disorders can have an immediate impact on how you feel, sometimes causing pain and fatigue. Patients managing autoimmune conditions like Sjogren’s syndrome need relief.
Many Knee Replacements May Be Unnecessary
For some patients with arthritis, knee replacement may eventually seem like the only option for treating their pain. But a new study suggests this treatment may not always be appropriate.
Immune System Disorder Raises Heart Attack Risk
Most common in women, Sjögren’s is an autoimmune disease in which white blood cells attack moisture-producing glands. Related inflammation may make patients more prone to heart risks.
Falls More Common in Arthritis Patients
Falls are a big concern for many older adults, but should falling be something that middle-aged adults with arthritis consider, too? A new study suggests so.
A Bit of Beer May Lower RA Risk
Yes we know that drinking too much alcohol can be dangerous. But drinking smaller amounts of beer may have some health benefits for women concerned with RA.
Sjögren’s Syndrome Can be Dangerous for Your Heart And Lungs
Sjögren’s Syndrome is a chronic condition of the immune system that causes mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands to function improperly. Dry eyes and mouth are the most common symptoms of the condition but in some cases the disease can affect major organ function.
Treating Two Knees with One Surgery
Patients with arthritis in both knees sometimes choose to undergo a double replacement surgery on the same day. A recent study looked at whether this operation is safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Risk Factors for Post-Op Knee Pain
One goal of knee replacement surgery for arthritis patients is to improve mobility and pain, but in many cases, pain after surgery presents a new issue for these patients.