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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.

References:

https://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/living-with/rheumatoid-arthritis-mental-health/

https://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/ra-fight-depression#1

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180619/Study-Rheumatoid-Arthritis-patients-with-depression-have-increased-risk-of-disease-flare.aspx

https://www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/arthritis/72974

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/pm/research/imparts/Publications/Depression-in-Rheumatoid-Arthritis.aspx

https://startsat60.com/health/big-issues/arthritis/the-impacts-arthritis-has-on-mental-health-medibank-better-health-index