A Superhero's guide to Rheumatoid

A Superhero's guide to Rheumatoid

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By Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist

At BJC Health, we spend a lot of time educating patients about their disease. In particular, we spend a lot of time at the time of diagnosis.

For a person living with a chronic disease like rheumatoid arthritis, understanding the consequences of the disease and what the body is going through is crucial in coping. From a rheumatologist's point of view, it's also crucial that a patient understands the need for appropriate treatment to avoid the dreadful consequences of the disease.

Typically, our rheumatologists & the rheumatology educator/nurse will perform the bulk of this education. We also use web-based resources and use the very good, disease & medication information sheets from the Australian Rheumatology Association.

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled onto Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy's website. The site details the "Adventures of a superhero on his journey through chronic pain and debilitating inflammation".

This superhero has created a guide on rheumatoid arthritis. This will take 60 seconds to read. With Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy's kind permission, I enclose it here for you.

I like it a lot & feel it may help my patients understand. What do you think?

Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health.

BJC Health provides a connected care multidisciplinary team philosophy to deliver positive lifestyle outcomes through a holistic approach to those with degenerative & inflammatory arthritis, tendon injury and lifestyle diseases. Our clinics are located in Parramatta, Chatswood and Brookvale. Contact us.

This blog focuses on arthritis-related diseases, healthcare in general, and our Connected Care philosophy.

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