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How living with rheumatoid arthritis can affect you


How can living with rheumatoid arthritis affect me?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often presents with painful symptoms and physical limitations. Plus, like most chronic illnesses, RA can impact the lives it touches. It is important to talk to your doctor to help manage RA symptoms and any issues that arise.

  • Family Life: Because RA most commonly occurs between the ages of 30 and 50, it can impose limitations on aspects of family life.
  • Financial Implications: Managing rheumatoid arthritis can incur economic costs. A financial advisor or counselor may help you plan and manage any financial changes.
  • Emotions: The diagnosis of a chronic illness can bring about a variety of difficult feelings. It may help to seek advice from your doctor, a counselor or support group to help manage any issues that arise.

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Though rheumatoid arthritis can have a significant impact on your life and the lives of those around you, maintaining a positive attitude and coming to terms with having a chronic condition is an important step toward managing your disease. Plus, see the practical tips for living with RA for more helpful advice.

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