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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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6 answers to 'you don't look sick'

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6 answers to 'you don't look sick'

We asked the Women with Rheumatoid disease community what they say when people tell you: "You don't look sick"

Here are their answers...

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What is the link between rheumatoid disease and depression?

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What is the link between rheumatoid disease and depression?

Living with rheumatoid disease (aka rheumatoid arthritis) can be tough.

It is not surprising that people with rheumatoid disease are at least twice as likely to suffer from depression than healthy people.

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