10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor about RA

This week on HealthCentral, I go back to basics...

"Your doctor has just handed you a brand-new diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. On the one hand, you’re relieved to finally have an answer, but on the other hand, your head is spinning. The next step is to find out more about your disease, but you don’t even know which questions to ask. This post helps get you started to get more information about your disease and how to live with it.

1.  Do I have to take medication?
Along with the diagnosis, it your rheumatologist will send you a prescription for medication to suppress your RA. Treating your RA is important — it helps prevent the damage that RA can cause to your joints, which protects your mobility in the future, helping you to live as normally as possible. New medications make it more likely than ever before to go into remission."

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