10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...

Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. What causes rheumatoid arthritis? Can it be cured?

  2. What parts of the body besides the joints are affected by rheumatoid arthritis?

  3. What can make rheumatoid arthritis worse?

  4. What medications treat rheumatoid arthritis? What medications help lessen rheumatoid arthritis pain?

  5. What are the side effects of rheumatoid arthritis medications? Are there long-term effects from taking these medications?

  6. What else can I do to cope with and help relieve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?

  7. What steps can I take to lessen joint deformity that develops over time?

  8. What can I do to put my disease into remission?

  9. Will treatment allow me to return to normal daily activities?

  10. How soon can I expect to see results from treatment? What should I do if my pain still isn’t relieved after treatment?

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