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 reported in Arthritis Today, people who have been diagnosed with RA in the past 15 years are less likely to need joint replacement surgery compared to those diagnosed prior to that 15 year period. These results of this study are published in The Journal of Rheumatology. Researchers link this to more aggressive treatments… Read More Newer Diagnosis of RA May Mean Fewer Surgeries
Research has revealed that rheumatoid arthritis patients have a much higher risk of early death as a result of cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have concluded from various studies that people with RA have a greater risk of heart disease than the rest of the population. Further, they are more prone to silent… Read More Did you know that rheumatoid arthritis patients have an increased risk for heart disease?