Health Beat - Winter 2017 - 4


HEALTHBEAT

Managing
Arthritis
Pain
You can take steps
to feel better

DO keep a diary of
symptoms. This will help you track
your pain and identify triggers, as
well as give you a starting point
for chats with your doctor.

Before Having
Another Baby?

The conventional wisdom of waiting at least 18 months after the birth
of your last child is ideal, as it reduces the risk of complications in your
subsequent pregnancy, says Jean Twenge, Ph.D., the author of The
Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant. But if you're a little ahead
of schedule, don't worry. "As long as you have good medical care, it's not
something to be terrified about," she says. Stay in close communication
with your physician in case difficulties do appear.

KNOW YOUR CYCLE
When you're ready to get pregnant again, try the American
Pregnancy Association's online ovulation calendar
(americanpregnancy.org/ovulation-calendar)
to identify your most fertile days.

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DO keep moving. Watching your
weight through diet and low-impact
exercise reduces the pressure
that's put on your joints all through
the day.
DON'T go into an arthritis
flare unprepared. Have plans in
place for work and home if you
have a sudden burst of searing
pain, and talk to your doctor in
advance about home care options
to mitigate your symptoms.
Feel It in Your Bones?
If weather is a pain trigger for
you, check the forecast with the
Arthritis Foundation's Arthritis
Index. Go to arthritis.org/
living-with-arthritis and click
"Tools & Resources."

Photo by Thinkstock

How Long
Should I Wait

DON'T skip your
medication. Yes, meds can be
expensive, but they're powerful at
keeping inflammation at bay. Your
rheumatologist may be able to help
if side effects get to be too much.


http://www.americanpregnancy.org/ovulation-calendar http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis http://www.srhc.com

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