A rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis can put you at greater risk for developing additional health problems, but these simple ideas may help you live longer and happier. By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, there are promising new treatments that may add years to your life. But there are also simple lifestyle changes that will improve your health and increase your chances of living longer. People with a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis are at greater risk for other debilitating diseases such as heart attack, stroke, and osteoporosis, says Stacy Ardoin, MD, MSH, a rheumatologist at Ohio State University. So try these tips for staying healthy and improving your rheumatoid arthritis prognosis at the same time.
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