Reduce Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
If you could change anything with having Rheumatoid Arthritis, picture….
You have less joint pain and swelling
You are in less chronic pain and able to do activities you enjoy
You are able to move freely and your body feels less stiff
You have good energy; you sleep well and wake feeling refreshed
You are not developing new nodules and your body’s immune system feels stronger
You have found a treatment plan that is working well
What if Rheumatoid Arthritis affected your life less? Think of all the things you could do…
Your Commitment + Our Health Tools
Reduce Your Symptoms and Live Your Best Life
Your Symptom Journal membership helps manage and reduce your RA symptoms:
- Your Symptom Journal membership gives you a plan. You have a history of your RA symptoms, triggers and health outcomes saving months or years discovering how to reduce your symptoms.
- You feel confident about your health. You have a GPS to navigate what triggers your RA symptoms increasing—an early warning system that shows you how to avoid what triggers your symptoms.
- You have a system for keeping your body operating at it’s best with having Rheumatoid Arthritis. You have an integrated system for tracking what you eat; your sleeps patterns, and exercise—all key components for being at your best.
- You know how to reduce your symptoms. Your reports show how your health and treatments are working or not working enabling you and your doctor to make changes that can reduce your RA symptoms.
- You know how to create your best life. Your reports show you exactly how, what, why, and when your RA symptoms increase or decrease—a roadmap to know what to change to create your best life.
- You can take back your power and take control of your health. In less than 5 minutes a day, our patent-pending technology shows you how your lifestyle choices, nutrition, and treatment affect your RA symptoms.
Take the Challenge-14 Days to Having the Life You Want
Give us 14 days and we will show you how to reduce your RA symptoms and live your best life as a Symptom Journal member. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, click on the JOIN button and become a member today!
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Track your symptoms and learn how to reduce your symptoms and bring your illnesses under control. In 2-3 minutes a day you can answer daily questions that can show you how to create a healthier life.
Get answers through reports that show you exactly how, what, why, and when your symptoms increase or decrease, helping you achieve amazing results and a healthier life.
Live well and know what choices to change based on the results you see in your reports. Your reports show you how to create a healthier life and with your doctor's help you can modify your treatment plan and live your best life.
We promise the information you gain, as a Symptom Journal member will give you invaluable insights and the possibility for life-changing results with Rheumatoid Arthritis, a personal road map for turning obstacles into victories. Don’t lose another day, become a member today—have the tools to unlock your best life.
You Deserve to Live Your Best Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Discover the power of symptom tracking:
- Discover in real time if your Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms are increasing or decreasing because of your nutrition, medications, and therapies, and how these choices affect your health outcomes.
- Life-changing results can be yours through symptom tracking; eliminate wasted months and potentially years of not having accurate answers about what is working or not working with your Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment plan.
- Feel confident with reports that you can share with your doctor when discussing your health, giving you facts to back up how you are feeling and how your Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment plan is working or not working.
- The goal of symptom tracking is symptom reduction allowing you to manage your health, reduce your symptoms and create your best quality of life.
Most of us have systems for managing our finances, weight, time, and exercise. Managing your health is no different. You can't manage what you don't track. We are patients like you, who took action, created web-based health tools, found solutions to difficult questions, and wanted to share our discoveries to help you create your best quality of life with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Join our community as a Symptom Journal member and live your best life.
You Can't Manage What You Don't Track
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can present many challenges in your normal daily activities. We often take for granted the ability to do the simplest activities such as sleeping, bathing, brushing your teeth, getting dressed and driving a car. But for people with rheumatoid arthritis, these activities are extremely challenging and can pose a significant obstacle for them. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that damages the joints of your body by causing chronic inflammation of the joint lining tissue. This leads to swelling, pain, stiffness and the possible loss of joint function. Rheumatoid arthritis also causes inflammation in tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles around the joints.
In addition, it usually affects other organs and systems of the body such as musculoskeletal structures, skin, heart, and lungs. It can also cause more generalized bone loss that may lead to osteoporosis (fragile bones that are prone to fracture). Rheumatoid arthritis generally affects the smaller joints such as your hands, feet, wrists, elbows, knees, and/or ankles. This can lead to considerable discomfort and disability.
According to the U.S. census data, RA affects approximately 1.3 million people in the U.S. The disease is three times more common in women than in men and afflicts people of all races equally. RA can begin at any age, but generally starts between ages 25 and 55. With successful treatment, symptoms can be slowed or may go into remission. Also with patient education and support programs, you can learn to cope with the pain and lead an active, independent and productive life. Learn more about rheumatoid arthritis as a member.
Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis
No one knows what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but over the last few years, scientists have begun to piece together the factors. Infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria and fungi have been thought of as the cause, but that has yet to be proven. There are many studies currently being conducted worldwide to determine the cause and to provide better treatments. Some factors that might contribute to rheumatoid arthritis are genes, environment and hormones. More causes and risk factors associated with rheumatoid arthritis are discussed in the member’s section.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Symptoms are our first clues in understanding our rheumatoid arthritis and how it affects our body. Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects the joints of the hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, and/or feet. As the disease progresses, the vertebrae of your hips, shoulders, jaw and neck may be involved. Generally, at least two or three different joints are affected in a symmetrical pattern (both sides of the body affected). So, for example, your right and left hands are both affected. This is important to note, as this is a distinguishing factor from other types of arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis signs and symptoms may vary in severity and may flare up or go into remission. Symptoms may include: joint stiffness, painful joints that are tender to the touch, inflammation, nodules (small, round firm bumps that are under the skin and appear on or near the joint), and fatigue. An extensive list of symptoms is presented in your Symptom Checklist. Through your Daily Questions you can monitor how your symptoms, treatment and lifestyle are affecting your health.
Diagnosis, Treatment and Self-Care with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Understand the process your doctor may use when diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis. In the Members area, there is a full description of the diagnosis process and possible tests that your doctor may order. We discuss the conventional treatment options along with alternative and complimentary treatments that other individuals with rheumatoid arthritis have found helpful.
Our rheumatoid arthritis self-care section for members explains how simple lifestyle choices can help improve your outcomes and quality of life. As a member of the Symptom Journal, you will be able to see how your treatment, lifestyle choices, and nutrition correlate with how your symptoms increase or decrease through our Reports area, allowing you to make timely changes with your health team that saves you money, time, pain, and energy. Reduce your Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms by learning through symptom tracking and personalized reports how your treatment plan is working so that you can make health changes that allow you to live your best life.
Exercise, Nutrition & Support for Rheumatoid Arthritis
In the Exercise and Nutrition section for members, we cover some of the most popular diets and exercise tips that people have used to positively affect their quality of life and outcomes with rheumatoid arthritis. We also provide an Inspiration Toolkit for our members, giving them tools, support, and motivational techniques for staying inspired with their health journey. We understand the day-to-day challenges with rheumatoid arthritis, and want to support you in creating a better quality of life.
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and learn how to reduce your symptoms and bring your illnesses under control. In less than 5 minutes a day learn how to create a healthier life.
through reports that show how, what, why, and when your symptoms increase or decrease, helping you achieve amazing results and a healthier life.
and know what choices to change based on results you see in your reports, showing you and your doctor how to reduce your symptoms so you can live your best life.