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PostSubject: Rheumatoid arthritis .. Affect the health of the heart   Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:20 pm

Leads to increased incidence of heart attack

* Cambridge (Massachusetts, U.S.): «Middle East» *

* Although the rheumatoid arthritis in the joints begins to emerge, it does not end there; since the infections that cause tumors and pain in the fingers, wrist, knee and other joints, could also impact on the heart.

And suggests a large study from Sweden that includes your diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis rheumatoid arthritis also consider examining the heart as well.

* Inflammation of the joints and heart

* When was monitored the health status of 7500 of men and women newly infected with rheumatoid arthritis over 12 years, appeared to number more than expected of these people had a heart attack, and suffered pain in the chest with their physical activity or when exposed to stress (ie, they were for angina (angina, or have been subjected to surgery to bypass clogged arteries of the heart and the opening of a new course for the flow of blood during the 5 years from the time of diagnosis of the disease (Journal of the «internal medicine», November / December 2010).

The results of this study, the importance of the concentration of each person with rheumatoid arthritis, including those who are newly diagnosed with it, to improve cardiovascular health during their coexistence with the problems of arthritis they have.

In spite of the absence of any premises for the treatment of arthritis takes into account the health of the heart, the most important steps to be followed to protect the heart and arteries are:

* Exercise.

* Eat a healthy diet.

* Maintain a healthy weight.

* Maintain the levels of blood pressure and cholesterol feeding.

Also likely to result from the use of aspirin doses and statin to lower cholesterol, a good choice for people with rheumatoid arthritis. However, such methods have not been so far for testing.

* Harvard Heart Letter - Services «Tribune Media»
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