Joint pain? Keep an eye on your bowels, expert advises

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joint pain, bowels, inflammatory bowel disease, remission, arthritis research, bowels  People with joint pain who have issues with their bowels should mention the situation to their healthcare professional in case inflammatory bowel disease is to blame. Clues include changes in bowel habits, bloody stool and unexplained weight loss. Continue reading

Strength training improves mood in people with fibromyalgia – new research

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fibromyalgia exercise, fibromyalgia training, fibromyalgia support, strength training, arthritis digest One session of strength training is enough to enhance the mood states of people with fibromyalgia says a small new study. Continue reading

Exercise and nutrition key part of inflammatory arthritis treatment experts advise

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Exercise, nutrition, inflammatory arthritis, arthritis digest, arthritis support, arthritis adviceRegular exercise and healthy eating should be discussed at regular intervals with people who have inflammatory forms of arthritis, experts advise in a review of the evidence. Continue reading

Rheumatoid arthritis often follows ulcerative colitis – evidence review

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ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, inflammation, arthritis digest Ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis are both autoimmune diseases defined by chronic inflammation. Ulcerative colitis is a colon disease and rheumatoid arthritis is characterised by joint swelling and tenderness. Continue reading

Fibromyalgia seems to impair response to biologic drugs in psoriatic arthritis says new research

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biologic drug work, biologic response, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, arthritis drugs, arthritis digestPeople with psoriatic arthritis who have fibromyalgia too are less likely to respond well to biologic drugs, says interesting research in Rheumatology. Continue reading

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