Loading the player...Lifestyle Changes with Rheumatoid Arthritis Dr. Kam Shojania, MD FRCPC, Rheumatologist, discusses lifestyle changes for rheumatoid arthritis.
Featuring Dr. Kam Shojania, MD, FRCPC
Lifestyle Changes with Rheumatoid Arthritis Duration: 1 minute, 2 seconds
People with rheumatoid arthritis can improve their quality of life and quantity of life by controlling the disease.
But also there are lots of resources that can help people with rheumatoid arthritis function better. Your local arthritis organization can help show the local resources, but things like occupational therapists, physiotherapists, vocational counselors, social workers to help with work issues.
There are people that can help with ergonomic issues at work, canes and crutches for weight-bearing joints that are required. So there are many resources to help people function better.
The most important thing to do to prevent rheumatoid arthritis is don't smoke, and if you do smoke, quit. If you have more questions about rheumatoid arthritis or if you think you have rheumatoid arthritis please ontact your healthcare provider.
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