JointHealth™ express   April 16, 2013

Arthritis Can Shorten Your Life

The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC) scientists have discovered that some people with inflammatory arthritis may die as much as a decade earlier than those who don’t have arthritis. The researchers are studying ways of preventing early death in inflammatory arthritis.

Inflammatory arthritis includes:
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus and related diseases
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
If you have any of these types of arthritis, you should be aware of the increased risk of dying early from heart and blood vessel problems. There are ways to reduce your risk with proper risk assessment screening, lifestyle changes and treatment of underlying causes.

To find out more, we invite you to attend the public forum:

Don’t Let Your Arthritis Kill You - Take Action!

The presentations are:
  • How arthritis causes heart disease, strokes and blood clots—Dr. Antonio Avina
  • Who is at risk for heart disease and why—Dr. Diane Lacaille
  • What you can do to prevent heart disease—Dr. John Esdaile
  • Making your action plan to reduce heart disease—Ms. Karen Tsui and Dr. Diane Lacaille
Please join us in person or online from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Simple online instructions on how to connect to the webcast are available. For more information click here.

Don't Let Your Arthritis Kill You - Take Action