Who would imagine that there are more than 100 different types of rheumatic diseases? Having 1 is more than enough to keep a person busy for life with chronic illness. And many people will have more than one. I am personally dealing with RA, OA, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and others, my et. al. if you will.
Let me have Simple Tasks summarize September & “Hundreds of Diseases, One Voice” for you as they do so well here:
“September 2016 marks the first annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM). RDAM was created by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and its public awareness campaign, Simple Tasks, to raise awareness about diseases like lupus, gout, rheumatoid arthritis and the 100+ lesser known rheumatic diseases.
The theme for RDAM 2016 is, “Hundreds of Diseases. One Voice.” Speaking as one voice, we can improve the public’s understanding of rheumatic diseases and advance the health and well-being of millions of Americans living with rheumatic diseases.”
Now, Celgene and the National Psoriasis Foundation declared September 28, 2016 as the inaugural Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Day. It is wonderful that so much awareness is coming for all of the rheumatic diseases.
KNOWLEDGE is POWER!
How to Exercise With Psoriatic Arthritis: Expert Advice to Help You Stay Limber and Reduce Pain is a nice article that I was interviewed for this past summer, which describes some exercises that you can do if you have Psoriatic Arthritis. It was first published August 22, 2016 in LifeScript and penned by Dana Gottesman.
Following is a link to the Arthritis Foundation Tools Section where there is much helpful information regarding Psoriatic Arthritis. Psoriatic Arthritis & You: A Special Publication of Arthritis Today by the Arthritis Foundation is one that I was involved with personally.
Like I do, peruse the vast amount of information that is out there on your particular disease. If you have any questions of any type, please feel free to ask me. We need to be open and share to get through all this. And Happy Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Day September 28, 2016!