The best diet for people with rheumatoid arthritis is a healthy, balanced diet that is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and salt and high in fibre and complex carbohydrate (whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables).
Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) has a modest effect in reducing inflammation, and eating fish may improve symptoms.
People who have rheumatoid arthritis have a high risk of developing osteoporosis. To help prevent this disease, get plenty of calcium and vitamin D.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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