Many people in the US who have Sjögren’s syndrome have additional autoimmune diseases, do not receive anti-rheumatic medication and about half are diagnosed by a healthcare professional other than a rheumatologist, according to a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual European Congress of Rheumatology. Continue reading
Most adults in the US have experienced some level of pain, from brief to more lasting (chronic) pain, and from relatively minor to more severe pain, say a new analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). And an estimated 25.3 million adults (11.2%) experience chronic pain, ie pain every day for the preceding three months. Continue reading
Short-term use of over-the-counter drugs could negatively impact fertility, according to a small study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress.
A total of 39 nine women of childbearing age who have back pain took part in the study, and received diclofenac (100mg once daily), naproxen (500mg twice daily) and etoricoxib (90mg once daily) or placebo. Continue reading
A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s when she was 22 years old sent Cristina Montoya into a deep depression. But medication, meditation and dietary changes helped her retake control
In 2004 I was training to be a dietitian in Colombia, where I’m originally from. I was working at a hospital in Medellin, and the elevator was not working so we had to go up and down the stairs many times a day for three weeks. One day both of my knees starting hurting and I thought it was because of the up and down movement. But a month later, I had terrible headaches and all my fingers started to look like sausages. It was frustrating because I was a young researcher at my university and had a lot of typing to do. Every hit on the keyboard was painful. Continue reading
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