Posts Tagged "arthritis"

Arthritis sufferers have greater risk of blood clots

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2013 in Blog, Health Conditions | 0 comments

Arthritis sufferers have greater risk of blood clots

People with rheumatoid arthritis have three times a higher risk of suffering potentially fatal leg and lung blood clots, research suggests. It is already known that the condition can cause complications, including swelling of the lungs, heart and blood vessels, and carpal tunnel syndrome, where pressure and pain is felt in the wrist. Now experts writing online in the Annals Of The Rheumatic Diseases have found that people with the disease have a three times higher risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the legs than those without. Sufferers also have a two-fold increased risk of pulmonary...

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8 Types of Cancer Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by admin on Oct 6, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

8 Types of Cancer Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may be at risk for certain cancers due to medication—or RA-related inflammation itself. The best thing you can do is to be aware, but don’t worry excessively. “The risk of all of these is very, very low,” says Stanley Cohen, MD, clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and co-director of the division of rheumatology at Presbyterian Hospital, in Dallas. “When you look at the numbers, the relative risk is higher but the actual risk is low.” RA has even been linked to...

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Bunions

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Bunions

What are Bunions? A bunion is an abnormal enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe, often (but not always) accompanied by movement of the alignment of the big toe so it no longer points straight ahead but towards the other toes. Although they’re more common in older people, they can begin at any age, and even children can develop them. A similar bump, but on the outer edge of the foot at the base of the smallest toe, is known as a bunionette. Symptoms Anything that forces the big toe into an incorrect position causes the joint to stick out. It gets rubbed, irritated and...

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Chronic Illness

Posted by admin on Jul 28, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Chronic Illness

At any one time in the UK, as many as 17.5 million adults may be living with a chronic disease. There are thousands of chronic conditions which affect people from mid-life onwards, including: Heart disease High blood pressure Arthritis Diabetes Depression Asthma Irritable bowel syndrome Although many of these diseases can be serious or even potentially fatal, modern medicine has meant that most people can control their condition with close supervision, medication, surgery and other treatments, living with it for decades. For more help and advice on chronic illness contact our team at...

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