Learning about rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t have to be difficult. Whether you have just been diagnosed, have a friend or family member navigating the disease, or are an up-and-coming medical professional, this guide by Dr. Irwin Lim provides readers with an abundance of information about the onset, diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle changes, and long-term disease implications of rheumatoid arthritis.
Getting educated in these areas equips you to better deal with all aspects of rheumatoid arthritis and the complexities it is known to cause. There is a significant amount of research that has gone into and continues to go into allowing for progress and further understanding of RA and diseases similar to it.
The goal of RA treatment, ultimately, is to control disease activity and improve symptoms. We now know that aggressive and consistent treatment of the disease is often more effective long-term and results in a higher chance of achieving remission. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs and presents in various ways among various age groups, but symptom control is attainable under the care of a knowledgeable team of medical professionals. Beyond that, thriving with the disease and living an active life is absolutely possible.