This webinar discusses the importance of early, aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in order to improve prognoses/limit joint destruction. Recent studies show that most of the joint damage occurs in the first three years of the disease. Healthcare providers now aim to treat RA early and aggressively, with the goal of putting it into remission. This tactic is important to try to minimize joint destruction.
Gain an understanding and knowledge of rheumatoid arthritis including symptoms of the disease.
Learn how to effectively communicate with your healthcare team.
Learn how to set realistic goals for lifestyle changes that positively impact the course of the disease.
Overview of treatment options during the first three years after diagnosis. Emphasis is placed on the many treatment options for RA developed over the past 20 years.
Tips on how to cope with daily challenges of RA (handling fatigue, medication side-effects, etc.).
Who Should Attend: Patients, family members, caregivers, professionals, anyone interested in learning more about rheumatoid arthritis for the newly diagnosed.