Rheumatoid arthritis co-conditions

Living with a chronic disease like arthritis means that you may experience other conditions or diseases. Medical professionals call these comorbidities but we are going to refer to them as co-conditions. We believe that it is important to understand how arthritis might affect you and to find proactive strategies to deal with concurrent health issues.

According to the CDC here are the most commonly found co-conditions:

  • chronic respiratory conditions
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • stroke

Frequently overlooked are co-conditions that impact mental health. There is research being done around arthritis and depression and arthritis and anxiety.