Tag: Rheumatology

Healthy Aging: Strength Training and Osteoporosis 

Many of us associate strength training with weightlifting bodybuilders working on their six-packs. Strength training, however, can be beneficial for almost everyone. When people stick to it, strength training can help prevent multiple chronic illnesses, including osteoporosis.   Osteoporosis, which causes a decrease in bone mass and an increase in the rate of fracture, or […]

Are Peppers and Tomatoes Bad for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

When you have an autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, it’s only natural to look for a connection between your symptoms and what you eat. In some cases, science and word-of-mouth agree with one another. In other cases they disagree. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis and a diet of nightshades, there is no clear answer. […]

Screenings Catch Osteoporosis Early

If people get a broken bone when they’re young, it’s usually due to an accident. If they get one when they’re old, it’s often due to osteoporosis. Bone tissue is alive, like all other bodily organs. Over time, bone cells die and are replaced by new cells. There are ways to keep your bones strong […]

Can Arthritis Patients Feel Weather in Their Bones?  

Some arthritis patients swear that they can feel approaching weather in their bones. Is this possible? Or is it all in their minds? The answer is both “yes” and “no”. Studies show that some people with arthritis feel more pain on cold, overcast days and on days following a rise in barometric pressure. However, study […]

Gout Causes Sharp Joint Pains

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints and tissues. These crystals are sharp and pointy and can cause a lot of pain. Uric acid is formed when we digest alcohol, fructose (a sugar found in fruit), red meat and some kinds of seafood, so eating […]