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Rheumatoid Disease

Rheumatoid disease is inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues, and can affect other organs. It requires lifelong treatment. In this section, we will cover managing symptoms and pursuing treatment for the many rheumatoid diseases with pregnancy, breastfeed and motherhood.

Pregnancy and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease of joint tissues with an unknown cause. For every five women who develop rheumatoid arthritis, only two men develop it. It’s classified as an autoimmune disorder, although it’s been theorized that your body’s immune system may be reacting appropriately to a hidden pathogen or compound that has become lodged within the joints of

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The Stairs

My favorite movie is “Rocky”, and I gasp every time I watch him run up the stairs of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Tears spring to my eyes when Rocky raises his hands over his head in victory. Running up those stairs is a defining moment in his life. I never thought getting up a flight of stairs would be a

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Caplan’s syndrome

Caplan syndrome is a pulmonary fibrosis in a people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have been exposed to a mining dusts (coal, silica, asbestos). It is named after Dr. Tony Caplan. Caplan syndrome is also known as rheumatoid lung silicosis, silicoarthritis and rheumatoid pneumoconiosis. Inflammation leads to scarring of lung due to breathing of coal dust in persons with rheumatoid

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