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Get the best out of your rheumatology appointments

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Get the best out of your rheumatology appointments

A rheumatologist is trained to evaluate your symptoms and treat your condition if you suffer from pain or disorders of the bones, muscles, tendons, joints, and other connective tissues. How can you get the best from your rheumatology appointment.

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Style solutions for thinning hair

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Style solutions for thinning hair

For those of us with rheumatoid disease, washing and styling our hair can be tricky due to joint pain. 

An even bigger hair styling obstacle can be hair loss. It's a rare but troubling rheumatoid side-effect, that is not spoken about often but can cause significant distress. 

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Explain rheumatoid fatigue with the spoons theory

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Explain rheumatoid fatigue with the spoons theory

Fatigue is one of the most common rheumatoid symptoms, but it can be hard for people to understand. How can you explain it?

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Can indoor plants can help you cope with rheumatoid disease?

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Can indoor plants can help you cope with rheumatoid disease?

Touching and smelling indoor plants has been proven to reduce physiological and psychological stress.

This is good news for rheumatoid patients, who  are twice as likely to suffer from depression and / or anxiety that the general population.

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Why are women more likely to get rheumatoid disease?

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Why are women more likely to get rheumatoid disease?

Women are 3x more likely to have rheumatoid disease (aka rheumatoid arthritis) than men. One theory is that hormones are involved.

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