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What is rheumatoid arthritis?

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Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of joints, and like the other types of inflammatory arthritis, it is an auto-immune inflammatory arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is often symmetrical, with the same joints being affected on one side of the body as the other. Like… Read More »What is rheumatoid arthritis?

What is spondylitis?

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Spondylitis is the term used to describe several types of inflammatory arthritis. In medical speak, spondylitis translates to “inflammation of the spine.” Spondylitis conditions can also affect the eyes, skin, or gastrointestinal tract. It also includes arthritis conditions that affect the… Read More »What is spondylitis?

What is Inflammation?

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Inflammation is a natural and necessary process in our body. Inflammation helps us to heal from injuries and to fight off infections. It is the result of the activities of our immune system. There are 4 classic signs of inflammation:… Read More »What is Inflammation?


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In any field, there is a lot of jargon tossed about. Even the word jargon is, in itself, jargon. Jargon is a word or… Read More »Glossary

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Dealing with Flares

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If you have inflammatory arthritis, changes are very good that you’ll have flares. They might be rare or they might be frequent, but they are just part of the package deal that no one signed up for.  Luckily there are… Read More »Dealing with Flares

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Mindset for Change

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We all know that we should exercise, eat well, go to bed on time, get enough sleep, call our friends… The list of the things we should do is long. And we actually want to do at least some of… Read More »Mindset for Change