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Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- People newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis face twice the risk of a heart attack, and those who do suffer a heart attack tend to have more heart-related complications, new research says.


Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics

By Steven Reinberg

HealthDay Reporter 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

THURSDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis strikes more than half of the 20.6 million American adults who have diabetes, and the painful joint condition may be a barrier to exercise among these patients, a new government report shows.


Exercise Boosts Recovery for Arthritis Patients

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Weight training and cardiovascular exercise may be just the ticket for patients who are preparing for knee- or hip-replacement surgery, a new study suggests.

Those patients who took part in one-hour exercise regimens just three times a week were 73 percent less likely to be discharged to a rehabilitation center after their surgery, researchers found.


Death risk linked to steroid use for arthritis

Thu Oct 5, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated with low-dose steroids for more than 10 years have are more likely to die than patients who are less exposed to these drugs, according to a report published in the Journal of Rheumatology.


Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Lymphoma Risk

By Jeff Minerd, MedPage Today Staff Writer
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
February 27, 2006

UPPSALA, Sweden, Feb. 27 - Severe and longstanding rheumatoid arthritis leads to 70 times the risk for developing lymphoma compared with patients having mild disease, according to researchers here.


What You Need to Know about Arthritis

Arthritis signals people in a variety of ways. Joints might crack when you suddenly stand up or move. Other joints may be stiff and creak. Maybe pain occurs, when you're trying to open a jar, or type on your keyboard.

Arthritis means "joint inflammation" and has over 100 related conditions or types of disease. Untreated, it can advance, resulting in joint damage that is difficult to undo or reverse. So early detection and treatment are important.


What Type of Arthritis Do You Have?

Arthritis dates back to prehistoric times and is seen all through the ages in the joints of the skeleton remains.

Most of you will Ahave problems with your joints and it may be arthritis. Arthritis is associated with aging but it is not caused because you are aging. Arthritis is caused by the body not been fed the proper nutrients that keep your joints health and free of wear and tear.

There are plenty of joints in your body and typically there are only specific joints that have arthritic pain. Those are the ones that you use frequently. For men it is


Using Essential Fatty Acids for Reducing Arthritis Joint Pain

Essential fatty acids provide protection for the whole body. In particular it is effective in reducing inflammation as experienced in joint pain or arthritis.

Most people will have to deal with arthritis especially as they get older. One way to eliminate or minimize this pain is to supplement with the essential fatty acids.

Osteoarthritis, the most common arthritis, is not the only arthritis that affects so many people:

* rheumatoid arthritis

* arthritis from lupus

* gout

* psoriatic arthritis