Raynaud’s Phenomenon

What is Raynaud’s Phenomenon? Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition where the blood vessels in fingers and toes (and occasionally other areas) constrict upon exposure to cold, causing discoloration of the digits. Disease vs. syndrome There are 2 types of Raynaud’s phenomenon: primary Raynaud’s phenomenon or Raynaud’s disease, where symptoms are not associated with another disease, […]

Living with rheumatoid arthritis- the 7 golden rules

Now that we have effective medications to treat this disease, living with rheumatoid arthritis is not as scary as once it may have been. You may still want to make a couple of adjustments in your lifestyle to help control the symptoms and prevent worsening of the disease. These are the 7 golden rules to […]

Do Rheumatoid Arthritis treatments increase cancer risk?

Whether or not biologic drugs increase the risk of cancer in people with rheumatoid arthritis has been the subject of much research and concern in the past few years. Biologic drugs work by targeting and disabling a specific component of the immune system. Since rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, targeting the immune system has […]