Rheumatoid Arthritis

I did not see hands deformed like this very often in the U.S.  The changes are a consequence of rheumatoid arthritis.  Here I see them every week.  Rheumatoid arthritis has gone from being something I felt a little unsure treating, to something I treat without even opening a book.  Most  of the time people get better with simple medications, but there are unresponsive cases, and I often wish I had better access to some of the treatments available in the states.  But I am so glad and thankful that we can help so many with what we have.

I did not see hands deformed like this very often in the U.S. Here I see them every week. The changes are a consequence of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis has gone from being something I felt a little unsure treating, to something I treat without even glancing at a book. Most of the time people get better with simple medications, but there are unresponsive cases, and I often wish I had better access to some of the treatments available in the states. But I am so glad and thankful that we can help so many with what we have.

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  1. interesting as I have friends here who live with this- so different. my heart goes out to those there who have to suffer with this and grateful that you are able to give maybe some relief!

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