Diabetes can affect your bone health and increase your risk of fractures and osteoporosis. Here’s how to protect your bones and manage your blood sugar.
It may not seem like it on the surface, but these two conditions have a lot in common. Get the facts to protect your heart and your bones.
Asthma itself and the medications often prescribed to treat it can increase your risk of developing osteoporosis — but fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your bone health.
Cancer itself — and its treatments — can increase your risk of this common bone condition. Here’s why, and how to protect your bone health.
If you have inflammatory bowel disease, bone health may not cross your mind — but IBD has been linked with osteoporosis. Here’s why, and how to protect your bones.
If you have osteoarthritis, here’s what you need to know to protect your joints and your bone health. Read more.
Mental health and osteoporosis have a two-way relationship. Here’s what you need to know to protect your bones and overall well-being.
If you experience migraine, bone health may not be top-of-mind, but these types of headaches may be linked to osteoporosis.
If you have arthritis, it’s important to take steps to keep joints healthy. But here’s why you should prioritize bone health, too.
This go-to medication has become harder to access for some, making it a good time to re-evaluate your treatment plan.
The chronic illness community may be experiencing an unexpected side effect of abortion restrictions — issues accessing methotrexate.
Odds are your rheumatologist won’t ask about your sex life, so if you’re having troubles, you’ll need to put aside your embarrassment and get the convo started. Here’s help.
Here’s what our patient community said about diagnosing, treating, and navigating life with more than one chronic disease.
Immunosuppressant medications for inflammatory arthritis can reactivate the hepatitis B virus, which could cause liver damage. It’s important to know your hepatitis B status first.
In a new analysis of 52 studies, researchers found that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and gout may have a higher stroke risk than that of the general population.
A new study evaluated the medication use and fracture occurrence of people with rheumatoid arthritis, and found a correlation between PPIs, glucocorticoids, and fracture risks.
A new study found that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were more likely to have complications after a heart attack than people who did not have RA.
Knowing more about how RA affects your heart — and what you can do to lower your risk — can keep you healthy and even save your life. Test your knowledge here.
Having a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis means a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but a new survey of CreakyJoints members reveals that many people with RA don’t know about this issue and aren’t talking about it with their doctors.
Having rheumatoid arthritis raises your risk of heart disease, but getting certain tests to keep tabs on risk factors and symptoms can help you stay healthy.
People with rheumatoid arthritis have nearly a 50 percent greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. But there’s a lot you can do in your daily life to protect your heart and stay healthy.
People with rheumatoid arthritis have nearly a 50 percent greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Knowing the different factors that can affect your heart disease risk is the first step in lowering it.
A study of more than 140,000 Medicare patients with rheumatoid arthritis found that those on any biologic drug were 17 percent less likely than those using only a traditional DMARD to have developed dementia.
A new study found that people with rheumatoid arthritis patients had a higher risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism compared to the general population, but people in high disease activity were much more at risk than those in remission.
The systemic inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis could raise the likelihood of someone developing diabetes in the future.
But getting the right RA treatment should help a lot in terms of reducing your heart disease risk.
A new study ties low folic acid levels to a higher risk of dying from heart disease among people with RA.
No one knows exactly why one person with RA might develops ILD yet another doesn't, but this new study is shedding some light on what RA patients with interstitial lung disease have in common.
While merely having RA can raise the risk of blood clots, studies have also suggested that RA patients with active disease are far more apt to experience blood clots compared to those whose disease is in remission.
Some 90 percent of patients with systemic sclerosis have gastrointestinal symptoms, and the esophagus is predominantly affected.
Systemic scleroderma causes all-over inflammation and thickening and tightening of connective tissue, which can have a serious impact on the kidneys.
Having a primary care doctor in addition to a rheumatology made cholesterol screening among RA patients more likely.
This may have a dramatic impact on arthritis risk.
Research has shown people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to develop a thyroid condition, such as hypothyroidism.
Methotrexate has long been believed to be cardio-protective in people who have RA, but is that really a direct benefit of methotrexate or simply the result of getting RA disease activity under good control?
‘Early and repeated assessment of comorbidities, including respiratory disease, should form part of the routine care of RA patients,’ say study authors.
Maintaining healthy insulin and blood sugar levels is so important.
The relationship between arthritis and type 1 and type 2 diabetes is complicated. Here’s what we know so far.
Inflammatory arthritis can increase your risk of COPD. Here’s what you must know about it.
Getting evaluated and treated early may help prevent the frustration and isolation of being left out of the conversation.
For many people, joint pain and eye problems go hand in hand. Here’s why — and how to protect your vision.
For some people, cavities, gum disease, and arthritis go hand in hand. Here’s why — and how to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be.
Learn about tuberculosis, how arthritis affects your risk, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than your joints. Here are the facts about common RA comorbidities and how to prevent and manage them.
Restless leg syndrome is more common among people with arthritis — here’s what we know about why and what you can do about it.
Your fatigue might be a sign that you have a sleeping disorder.
Not all cases of interstitial lung disease (ILD) are the same.
When rheumatoid arthritis affects your blood vessels and makes them inflamed, it’s a condition known as rheumatoid vasculitis.
You may never have heard of this increasingly common condition, but it’s important to understand what fatty liver disease is and how to prevent and treat it.
Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood is short on red blood cells or hemoglobin — an iron-rich protein that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. With your...
Should you take statins to help reduce your heart disease risk if you have RA? Here’s what a new study says about it.
Anti-CCP antibodies might affect bone metabolism in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Inflammation, medication, and inactivity from arthritis all play a role in raising osteoporosis risk.
Here’s why GI issues are so common among arthritis patients — and what you can do about it.
Inflammation from arthritis can take a toll on your kidneys. Here’s what you need to know to avoid kidney disease.
Brothers and sisters of people with seropositive RA had a significantly higher-than-average risk of developing acute coronary syndrome.
This chest pain isn’t uncommon when you have arthritis.
You’ve likely heard that carrying around excess pounds can make rheumatoid arthritis (RA) worse, but how do you know if you’re too heavy? The usual shortcut to determining whether someone is overweight is to rely on body mass index (BMI),...
If you’re among them, you should talk to your doctor about medication and lifestyle changes to lower your BP.
This is reassuring.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia are two common conditions that seem to defy simple medical explanation. Since neither has a clear cause (such as a structural abnormality in the GI tract) or a reliable diagnostic test to identify...
Raynaud’s disease is common among people with arthritis and rheumatic disease. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Could the same bacteria that causes gum disease also be involved in triggering RA?
Just having RA means your heart attack risk is as much as 68 percent higher than it is for someone without it.