Plan to quit smoking. Smoking and tobacco use are risk factors for cardiovascular problems to cancer and can hamper your joints. Replace energy drinks and soda with water. Water makes up about 80 percent of your body’s cartilage (the
Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease affecting the skin and other organs of the body, meaning that the body’s immune system is causing inflammation and other abnormalities in these tissues. It often leads to skin tightening and thickening, and may affect the
There is an increased rate of hospital-diagnosed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases associated with chronic inflammatory or autoimmune conditions, including systemic autoimmune or immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (AI/IMIDs), according to study results published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The risks
What is lupus? When it is working normally, the body's immune system kills germs and "bad" cells that could turn into cancer. Sometimes, instead of killing only bad cells, something goes wrong and the immune system starts to attack healthy cells.
Rheumatology may not seem to be in the frontline with coronavirus, but we do have a key role to play. We have a high percentage of patients who are vulnerable and at increased risk of coronavirus Am I at risk