There is a lot written about diet and arthritis and whether what we eat can help or make symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis worse. Here, one of our top rheumatologists Dr Gerald Coakley explains whether certain foods should be avoided or not.
An advanced DEXA scan is a diagnostic tool which looks at the apparent density of a patient’s bone to discover the risk of osteoporosis and identify fractures and breaks. Professor David Reid, a highly-skilled rheumatologist and a winner of the 2018 Top Doctors Awards, clarifies what this type of DEXA scan offers, how it differs from the standard DEXA scan, who should be scanned, if it’s safe, how it’s performed, as well as what to expect after results.
Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include swelling and stiffness in the joints. One of our top rheumatologists Dr Gerald Coakley explains the possible causes and triggers of a flare up.
Anyone with arthritis will know that exercise plays a crucial role in managing the pain and stiffness associated with their condition. Moderate daily exercise can relieve symptoms of arthritis and improve mobility and functionality. Dr Stephanie Barrett is here to answer some questions about exercising with arthritis.
We rarely associate arthritis with children and teenagers, and yet there are several types of juvenile arthritis that exist. Fortunately, there are treatments that allow affected children and teenagers to live a full and normal life. Dr Joel David, a rheumatologist with a wealth of experience in juvenile arthritis, shares his expertise on the six types that exist, how to spot if your child has it, diagnosis and available treatment options.
Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain and stiffness in the joints and other flu-like symptoms. If you suspect you or a loved one are suffering from this disease you may want to understand what triggers symptoms and how it's typically diagnosed by a specialist. We spoke to expert consultant rheumatologist Dr Vijay Hajela about this.
We all feel tired from time to time, but tiredness that doesn’t go away isn't normal and could indicate sometime is wrong. Although prolonged tiredness is a symptom of many conditions, it could be the onset of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Dr Gerald Coakley, a leading rheumatologist, is here to explain the early signs of this condition and the support available.
Psoriatic arthritis is a progressive and challenging form of arthritis and cause lon-lasting danage to your joints. With the development of modern medication we can now relieve symptoms and keep them under control. Rheumatologist, Dr Joel David, tells us more about this disease and how to manage to live with it.
How often do you feel tired? Are you constantly fatigued and feeling burnt out? Believe it or not, a study by Virgin Active has shown that 80% of Londoners feel constantly stressed and exhausted on a daily basis. Dr Gerald Coakley talks to us about fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome and when you should visit a fatigue clinic.
The most common type of spondylitis is osteoarthritis that is also known as 'wear and tear' arthritis. Here leading Oxford rheumatologist Dr Joel David explains the umbrella terms associated with spondylitis and the possible arthritic conditions to affect the neck, back and spine.