Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that mostly affects joints causing pain, swelling, stiffness, etc. It occurs when the immune system attacks joint tissue. According to the Cleveland Clinic, RA affects nearly 1.3 million people in the United States and is 2.5 times more common in women than in men. There are various treatments and therapies available that can allow for RA patients to maintain a high quality of life. Speak to your AOCC provider about which treatments are best for you.
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- Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie RecipeIngredients 2 Cups of Kale 1 Medium Steamed or Boiled Beetroot 1 Cup of Frozen Mango 1 Cup of Frozen Pineapple 3 Cups of Coconut Water 2 TBSP of Flax Seed 2 TBSP of Chia Seed Directions Blend until smooth adding more Coconut Water as needed to achieve a smooth texture.Read More
- Beneficial Types of Exercise for ArthritisExercise is critical for maintaining optimal joint health. If you suffer from arthritis, exercise can help promote joint function, flexibility, and overall strength. It can even help reduce your arthritis symptoms and pain. Also, as you probably know, consistent exercise is important for maintaining a healthy weight. Losing excess weight alleviates pressure on your joints ...Read More
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