Living with rheumatoid blog — rheumatoid treatment

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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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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Does sugar make rheumatoid disease worse?

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Does sugar make rheumatoid disease worse?

We have bad news for you. 

Sugary foods can increase rheumatoid pain. 

So how can you  - realistically -  reduce your sugar intake?

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5 reasons to get your flu shot

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5 reasons to get your flu shot

Flu season runs from October to May. If you haven't had your flu shot yet, here are five good reasons to go and get it.

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How does rheumatoid disease impact your career?

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How does rheumatoid disease impact your career?

A 2015 study found that people with rheumatoid disease missed nearly 14 workdays each year - compared to 10 in the general population. 

People with rheumatoid disease (aka rheumatoid arthritis) face additional professional challenges.

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