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.
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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Arthritis means 'swollen joints'. There are over 100 types of arthritis.
Rheumatoid disease and osteoarthritis are often confused for one another. We compare the two most common types of arthritis in the infographic below.
Feel free to share it with friends and family to help them understand the differences.
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The most common symptom is swollen painful joints. Some patients describe rheumatoid pain as like joints 'being on fire' or 'pulled apart'.