The drugs methotrexate and prednisone new combination therapy may help ease the fatigue that was effective in a 2-year study in reducing the fatigue that plagues many people with rheumatoid arthritis. 

Fatigue: It’s a symptom that many people with rheumatoid arthritis are literally tired of experiencing.

Rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. This fatigue affects up to 80 percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It can contribute to things such as brain fog, a lack of motivation, an unwillingness to exercise, and job performance.

Medical Research 

However, a new study shows that, when started early, intensive treatment with the drugs methotrexate and prednisone can ease fatigue in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

The research was presented at the 2020 conference of the European E-Congress of Rheumatology last month.

People with Rheumatoid Arthritis Have Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers and experts say people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have major cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack.

Experts say regular exercise is a good way for people with rheumatoid arthritis to reduce pain and lower their risk for cardiovascular disease.

Baking Soda May Be What the Doctor Ordered for Rheumatoid Arthritis

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a new study also indicates that some baking soda each day may keep arthritis at bay.

Experts say baking soda can help alkalize a highly acidic environment in your body. Many holistic and naturopathic doctors, as well as nutritionists, health coaches, and dietitians tout the idea that an alkaline body environment is better than an acidic one.

How baking soda works

Baking soda also known as sodium bicarbonate appears to tell the body to calm down its autoimmune response. Instead, it helps to strengthen the anti-inflammatory response.

So, cells from the spleen and stomach can tell a faulty immune system that there’s likely no need to turn itself on, only to attack. The baking soda seemed to alert macrophages and mesothelial cells that the body wasn’t under actual attack.