Healthy Living

What Depression Does to Flare Ups in a RA Patient

A healthy mindset is significant

“While we know all forms of arthritis can impact one’s mental wellbeing, it’s interesting to see that certain types may be taking a greater toll than others. If you’re at risk or currently living with the condition, consider tailoring your lifestyle to reduce certain modifiable risk factors – such as maintaining a healthy weight, and participating in regular physical activity” said Dr. Linda Swan, Chief Medical Officer of Medibank. Treating the underlying depression can be just as important as treating RA.