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Rheumatology consultant and patient

 

Link to the NHS Rheumatoid Arthritis website
 

NHS: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.

The hands, feet and wrists are commonly affected, but it can also cause problems in other parts of the body.

There may be periods where your symptoms become worse, known as a flare-up or flare. A flare can be difficult to predict, but with treatment it is possible to decrease the number of flares and minimise or prevent long-term damage to the joints ... read more

 
Link to the NHS: Osteoporosis website
 

NHS: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break.

It's a fairly common condition that affects around three million people in the UK. More than 300,000 people receive hospital treatment for fragility fractures (fractures that occur from standing height or less) every year as a result of osteoporosis.

Wrist fractures, hip fractures and fractures of the vertebrae (bones in the spine) are the most common type of breaks that affect people with osteoporosis. However, they can also occur in other bones, such as in the arm, ribs or pelvis.

There are usually no warnings you've developed osteoporosis and it's often only diagnosed when a bone is fractured after even minor falls ... read more

 
Link to the Arthritis Research UK website
 

Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK is the charity leading the fight against arthritis. In fact, we are the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK. More than one in six people are affected by arthritis, it is the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK. We’re working to take the pain away for people living with all forms of the disease, and to help them remain active, doing the things they love ... read more

 
Link to the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) website
 

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS)

NASS is the only UK registered charity dedicated to ankylosing spondylitis (AS)

NASS provide support, advice and information to people with AS.

We are committed to keeping people as informed as possible about AS. We believe that people who understand their AS and how it should be managed will have the best possible outcome ... read more