For years, women with rheumatic disease have been discouraged and/or advised not to get pregnant. We now know that with careful medical and obstetric management most women can have a successful pregnancy. If your patient(s) with rheumatic disease are considering pregnancy here are a few guidelines of what women should know about pregnancy and rheumatic disease.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of pain and disability in the knee joint. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. The following has been prepared to educate patients about the condition – including symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options of OA of the knee.
Phosphorus is a crucial mineral that helps your body function at its best, however too much of it can be harmful. Recent studies show reducing phosphorus intake in earlier stages of chronic kidney disease may help preserve kidney function and keep bones and heart healthy.
Hashimoto’s Disease is a condition that affects the body’s immune system as well as the thyroid. Early diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Disease and the correct treatment can help maintain normal hormone levels.