Deaths from the flu are a lot more common than people think. In the 2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic, over 12,000 people died in the United States from the 2009 flu strain, this according to the Centers for Disease Control. Worldwide, the number of deaths is estimated to be at least half a million people. Even… Read More What You Need to Know About the Flu
Certain disease diseases, such as autoimmune forms of arthritis, chronic infections, or fibromyalgia, can interfere with the production of red blood cells. The result is a condition called Anemia of Chronic Disease or ACD. What is Anemia? Anemia is a disorder where the blood has a lower than normal range of red blood cells.… Read More Anemia of Chronic Disease
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have a higher risk of developing lower gastrointestinal (GI) problems such as ulcers and bleeding, this according to a recent study published in the Journal of Rheumatology. The research looked at the incidence of upper GI tract problems vs. those of the lower GI tract. Upper GI issues declined over a 28… Read More Did you know that RA patients are at a greater risk for gastrointestinal problems?
As you may already know, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is both a disfiguring and debilitating disease. Joint pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage can make it difficult to perform daily tasks. Most RA patients find themselves worn out by daily activity and eventually some are unable to continue doing them. We have been fortunate, however, that new… Read More Do you know about the possible complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis?