Fibromyalgia | May 7, 2014 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Presenter: Jennifer Lobert, MD Rheumatologist
Fibromyalgia is a complex condition characterized by symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, sleep difficulties, brain fog, morning stiffness, muscle knots, cramping, weakness, digestive disorders, headaches/migraines, balance problems and itchy/burning skin. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia by experts specializing in this challenging condition.
Rheumatoid Arthritis | May 14, 2014 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Presenters: Haleem Chaudhary, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon | Paige de Buys, MD Rheumatologist
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system – which protects your health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks your joints. The abnormal immune response causes inflammation that can damage joints and organs, such as the heart. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment options to help prevent joint destruction and treat organ damage.
Osteoporosis and Arthritis | May 21, 2014 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Presenter: Deepa Kudalkar, MD Rheumatologist
While studies have shown people with osteoarthritis are less likely than average to develop osteoporosis, patients with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to develop osteoporosis. This may be especially true because some medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can contribute to decreased bone density. Learn more about the complex and often confusing link between osteoporosis and arthritis, including diagnosis and treatment options.
Osteoarthritis | May 28, 2014 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Presenters: Edward V. A. Lim, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon
Osteoarthritis impacts about 27 million people in the United States, making it the most common form of arthritis. This chronic condition in which the material that cushions the joints – called cartilage – breaks down, causing the bones to rub against each other, resulting in stiffness, pain and loss of joint movement. Learn more about symptoms, diagnoses and both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for osteoporosis.