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Living & managing

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can affect all aspects of a person's life. Get facts and tips for getting help here.

Living and managing

Looking for more information, advice and support about rheumatoid arthritis? Here are some organisations to help.

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis is a life-changing experience.

Simple devices can improve your ability to walk, have a bath or shower, cook, clean, and get dressed with relative ease.

Although exercise and some movements can be painful with rheumatoid arthritis, it is important to keep joints moving and to keep active.

As well as treatment for the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis, lifestyle changes may be recommended.

Part of managing rheumatoid arthritis will be protecting the joints as much as possible to help prevent long-term damage.

Some RA drugs can harm a developing baby so several months before trying to start a family both women and men need to speak with their doctor or rheumatology nurse specialist about their medication.

If you find yourself caring for someone with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) here are some things to bear in mind.

Living with rheumatoid arthritis  condition can affect more than a person's physical health – it can affect their mental health too.

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