I don't define myself by my condition and accept it's just one of the many things that make me who I am, but that doesn't mean I don't falter.
My advice, if you have a long-term condition like me, is to be upfront about it.
I have come to terms with the fact that my rheumatoid arthritis means I cannot do everything. I have learnt to cherish the times with friends and family and forgive myself for the times I do not feel up to it.
UK Magician, Dynamo recently revealed his diagnosis.
Magician Dynamo recently revealed his diagnosis.
Arthritis is a condition that causes stiffness and swelling in the joints. One in six of us have arthritis and one in five will consult a GP about a musculoskeletal problem each year. It is the leading cause of pain and disability in the UK.
Arthritis is one of the biggest public health issues facing the UK. Yet it is all too often passed off as being an inevitable or even an acceptable part of getting older. This perception is wrong, completely underestimates the condition and means that people with arthritis do not get the support and help they need to live well.
RA is a painful condition affecting 400,000 people in the UK.
Women who take the contraceptive pill for seven years or more have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according
Most of us know that being physically active is important for our overall health and wellbeing. Not only does exercise help to control weight, but it also boosts energy and can help combat health conditions and improve mood. This especially holds true for people with rheumatoid arthritis.