Dealing with disabling disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) has long been feared as one of the most disabling types of arthritis, but there’s good news for many newly diagnosed patients. RA remains a serious disease, and one that can vary widely in symptoms and outcomes but recent advances in treatment have made it possible to stop or at least slow the progression of joint damage.

Medication: Who needs special care?

Many are the times a woman who is expecting a baby is compelled to take some medication for a short term need such as a headache or vomiting or a long term illness such as diabetes or hypertension. What needs to be remembered, cautions Dr. Weeraratne, is that there is a possibility of such medications taken by the mother being absorbed by the foetus.
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