Don’t let rheumatoid arthritis ruin your Christmas

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: An expert approach

Rheumatoid arthritis, a type of inflammatory arthritis which affects almost 1% of the population is one of the most common causes of depression at Christmas time. People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis find the pain is exacerbated at busy times of the year and that festive activities such as preparing food and writing cards are difficult and painful to carry out. This helpful article by Consultant Rheumatologist, Dr Pamela Mangat, discusses the symptoms and treatments of this common condition.

The treatments we use in rheumatoid arthritis aim to suppress the inflammation, thus improving symptoms and also crucially preventing progressive damage to the joints. The inflammatory burden…. (Read more)

The latest treatment options for overactive bladder and stress incontinence in women

Around one in three women suffer from urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) at some stage in their life. Bladder problems can be extremely embarrassing and have a major impact…. (Read more)

10 reasons to be happy about hormone replacement therapy

1. HRT will stop your hot flushes and sweats
Troublesome hot flushes and severe night sweats causing chronic insomnia are characteristic symptoms of the menopause. They may last for years and apart from…. (Read more)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease – an overview

Though there is much ongoing research we cannot offer a 'cure' for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. As well as affecting the bowel, there can be associated inflammation of the skin, eyes and joints… (Read more)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Early on in carpal tunnel syndrome, the nerve symptoms are reversible. If untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can be very disabling…. (Read more)

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