Rheumatoid Arthritis Muscle Wasting: Rheumatoid Cachexia

Wasting time on Rheumatoid Arthritis muscle wasting? Rheumatoid Arthritis is famous for bone erosions and joint deformity. That’s bad enough, but RA doesn’t stop there. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a systemic disease which can affect all organs and systems in the body. One of the first RA symptoms I experienced was extreme weakness in muscles and tendons. As...Continue reading      62 Comments » Read more

10 Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Myths

<< Go to more FACTS and INFO on Rheumatoid Arthritis Click here to print or save 10 Common RA Myths. The following Rheumatoid Arthritis myths are commonly repeated as facts. Repeating such myths has unfortunate consequences for people living with Rheumatoid Disease and contributes to inadequate medical care, scanty disease research, and insufficient vocational accommodations. While some...Continue reading      Comments Off on 10 Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Myths Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumors: 2 Mysteries Solved

I thought it was brilliant the other day when a commenter called RA “the ghost disease.” It’s true that many RA myths persist and that researchers don’t yet know exactly how Rheumatoid Arthritis works. Which joints can be affected? Is there a nutritional cure that we are overlooking?   Confusion about RA is perpetuated in plenty...Continue reading      32 Comments » Read more

I Want My Life Back

RA can hurt so bad that even tough guys cry. Lately, I’ve cried for a different reason. I want my life back so much. I want to run on the beach, but I stumble running to the bathroom. I want to hold a tennis racquet, but most days can’t hold a TV remote properly. Want to...Continue reading      65 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis News, Vol.5: Men & Mortality, Vitamin D Research, New RA Meds

Here are a couple of the Rheumatoid Arthritis news articles that have caught my eye recently or, in some cases, caused me to roll my eyes. More Rheumatoid Arthritis news worth mentioning 1) Big news w/Rheumatoid Arthritis in men:methotrexate fights mortality A study published last month found “men with rheumatoid arthritis were more than twice as likely to...Continue reading      12 Comments » Read more

Renoir’s Rheumatoid Arthritis

What do we know about Renoir’s Rheumatoid Arthritis? One of the most famous people with Rheumatoid Arthritis is Pierre August Renoir. His name is on all the lists. I read about him early on in my searches. However, most stories give precious few details about Renoir’s RA, how it affected him, and how he coped with...Continue reading      19 Comments » Read more

What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Damage?

The sabre rattling of Rheumatoid Arthritis damage Do you ever look down at the invisible stabbing pain and wonder what’s going on inside your joints? Do you wonder whether damage is occurring when you feel your joints sticking or twisting or popping? Or red or puffy? What exactly causes Rheumatoid Arthritis damage? Over the years, some have...Continue reading      26 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Weight Loss

Several readers have asked me Rheumatoid Arthritis weight loss questions. Is this confusing? Weight loss is actually a symptom of Rheumatoid Arthritis. There are several reasons. There is the typical appetite loss of RA, the anemia, and the fever that accompany RA. Also, methotrexate and other RA medicines can interfere with food absorption.   Rheumatoid Arthritis, weight loss, and confusion RA patients...Continue reading      48 Comments » Read more

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