Rheumatology ~ Arthritis

This program featured Dr. John Davis from Mayo Clinic Rochester talking about arthritis.  We discussed the different types of arthritis and how a diagnoses is made.  We also discussed the different medications available for treatment of arthritis -including glucosamine chondroitin and the latest treatments for rhuematoid arthritis.

Take part in two Arthritis Action Month Facebook chats:

Tuesday, May 15, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern: GOUT. Hosted by Mayo Clinic at http://www.facebook.com/MayoClinic with Mayo rheumatologist, Tim Bongartz, M.D.

Wednesday, May 16, 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern: OSTEOARTHRITIS. Hosted by The Arthritis Foundation at http://www.facebook.com/Arthritis.org with the Arthritis Foundation Chief Public Health Officer Patience White, M.D., and Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Shreyasee Amin, M.D.

Medical Edge Weekend 5-14-12

3 Comments

  1. EZEIKE NGOZI
    Posted May 8, 2012 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    I LOVE UR SERVICES TO SAVE LIFE !

  2. Charles beach
    Posted May 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Diagnosed with it 32 years ago.
    Don’t have any indications now.
    But I do have a lot of Back pain now.
    Need to understand the relationship between RA and hypertension and cholesterol.

    • Tracy
      Posted July 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

      Dr. Davis says “Very complicated. The most important relationship is that people with RA are at increased risk of heart disease, i.e. heart attacks. Very important to control the cholesterol levels and blood pressure to decrease risk of subsequent heart diseases.”


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