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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, MD

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The trusted guide to understanding and coping with rheumatoid arthritis—now completely updated and revised.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which inflammation plays a major role in causing joint problems. Warmth and swelling in the joints, along with significant stiffness and pain, can make daily life difficult. Many people with rheumatoid arthritis also experience fatigue, low-grade fever, loss of appetite, depression, and muscle aches.

In the fourth edition of Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, MD, shares new findings about causes and treatments, including...

The trusted guide to understanding and coping with rheumatoid arthritis—now completely updated and revised.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which inflammation plays a major role in causing joint problems. Warmth and swelling in the joints, along with significant stiffness and pain, can make daily life difficult. Many people with rheumatoid arthritis also experience fatigue, low-grade fever, loss of appetite, depression, and muscle aches.

In the fourth edition of Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, MD, shares new findings about causes and treatments, including:
• Research on risk factors and triggers, from pathologic bacteria in the digestive tract and smoking to pollutant and chemical exposure
• Lifestyle and diet modifications that can help sufferers avoid potential triggers
• How stress contributes to inflammation and other symptoms
• Information about new targeted disease-modifying drugs
• Promising research on biomarkers that may generate a personalized approach to treatment
• Remarkable gains in reducing disability, hospitalizations, and surgeries

Dr. Shlotzhauer, who has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since 2016 and has treated thousands of patients, is uniquely qualified to explain associated diseases such as osteoporosis. Writing with compassion and clarity, she also explains how to get an accurate diagnosis, shares tips for finding safe and reliable information online, and offers practical strategies for coping with the pain, fatigue, and emotional toll of a chronic illness.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Defining Rheumatoid Arthritis
Part I: Learning about Rheumatoid Arthritis
1. The Joints and Rheumatoid Arthritis
2. The Course and Prognosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Defining Rheumatoid Arthritis
Part I: Learning about Rheumatoid Arthritis
1. The Joints and Rheumatoid Arthritis
2. The Course and Prognosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis
3. Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis: Why So Many Tests?
4. Outside the Joints: Other Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Part II: Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis
5. Lifestyle and Coping Strategies
6. Coping with Pain and Fatigue
7. Coping with Emotions: Yours and Everyone Else's
Part III: Exercise and Rehabilitation
8. Protecting Your Joints
9. Exercise and Rheumatoid Arthritis
10. Specific Exercises
Part IV: Medications
11. Medications Past, Present, Future
12. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
13. Conventional Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (cDMARDs)
14. Biotherapies: The Biologics or bDMARDs
15. Targeted Synthetic DMARDs
16. Corticosteroids
Part V: Beyond Medications: Other Treatments
17. Alternative and Complementary Therapies
18. Nutrition: Diets, Nutrients, and Nutritional Supplements
19. Surgery for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Part VI: Practical Matters
20. Disability Benefits, Insurance, and Other Financial Matters
21. Other Concerns
Closing Thoughts
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Author Bio
Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, M.D.
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Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, M.D.

Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, MD, is a practicing rheumatologist at Rheumatology Associates of Rochester and associate medical director at Rochester Clinical Research, where she directs clinical research trials involving arthritis.