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01 Dec 2017... This sheet has been written to address some common myths about food and arthritis. It provides general information about healthy eating and where to go for further information and advice. It does not provide specific advice for people with other medical conditions or food intolerances.
01 Dec 2017... Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medicines commonly used to treat painful swollen joints. They are not steroids but are effective in reducing pain and tension. (Brand names: Brufen, Naprosyn, Voltaren, Celebrex, Naprogesic). The fact sheet provides information about benefits, side effects and precautions.
01 Oct 2020... Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are long-term conditions where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues such as the joints and skin. This causes inflammation, leading to symptoms such as joint pain and swelling. Use this action plan to discuss methotrexate with your rheumatologist and plan the best way to take your medicine.
01 Nov 2020... Living with inflammatory arthritis can be unpredictable. Even with treatment, there may be times when your symptoms flare. Use this action plan to discuss and plan the best way to manage flares with your rheumatology team. This action plan is for people with inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis (also called axial spondyloarthritis).
01 Dec 2017... General information about the main types of medicines used for people with arthritis. It also gives tips on the safe use of medicines and where to go for further information. This sheet does not cover the full range of possible side effects for each medicine, which should be discussed further with a doctor or pharmacist.
01 Dec 2017... General information about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling of the joints. It includes information on symptoms, diagnosis and why early treatment with a rheumatologist is important. It also covers what can be done to manage rheumatoid arthritis and where to go for further information.
01 Apr 2017... Methotrexate is a medicine used to treat certain childhood rheumatic conditions, including juvenile arthritis (JIA), lupus (also known as SLE), uveitis, dermatomyositis and scleroderma. Methotrexate is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) that reduces damage from inflammation.
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