What is RA Xplained?
Medical jargon can be confusing, but, we take away that confusion through storytelling. Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained follows the story of Carly, a 32-year-old mother of two.
Through this illustrated flip-through story, learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis, symptoms, treatments, support groups and the emotional roller coaster that comes with being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Carly has opened up about her condition to help others learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis. Download or view the story to learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis today.
Based on Carly’s journey with
WRITTEN BY Professionals
Written by doctors for up-to-date and
PEER REVIEWED BY EXPERTS
Reviewed by doctors,
specialists and nurses.
INPUT FROM OUR COMMUNITY
Shared with a focus group of patients with
RA for first hand experience.
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I am 33 years old and I am married to an amazing man and have 2 beautiful children that take up most of my time.
I was diagnosed with RA after suffering from an anaphylactic reaction to N.S.A.I.D.S. Apparently the shock to my system, brought out the disease as it was lying dormant in my body. It has taken almost 3 years to get my RA under control as a lot of the medications haven’t touched my pain or helped in any way up until recently.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY EFFORT
A wide community of people have contributed to the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained. The starting point being the story of Carly, as well those of people who participated in our focus group.
From this, medical experts, relevant medical bodies and medical institutions were all involved to create reliable and accurate information you can depend on. Along the way, the story has been reviewed by these experts and shared with the focus group to help evolve and optimise the content. Thank you to all of those who were involved!
Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained for medical professionals
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Xplained story has been such a great help to people with Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as friends, family members and carers. In an effort to help explain this complex condition, medical professionals or organisations can order webkeys and flyers to help let patients know about this valuable learning resource. Order yours today!
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Explaining medical information through storytelling We translate complicated ‘doctor speak’ into an entertaining and engaging language.
We connect with medical experts to turn complex medical information into stories that people can understand and relate to.
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Arthritis NZ exist to support the 620,000 Kiwis living with arthritis.
They provide comprehensive info about arthritis, how to manage your condition and can put you in touch with others going through the same thing. Trained Arthritis Educators are on hand to offer support and answer your questions.
Arthritis NZ also advocate for your wellbeing and fund research on the cause and treatment of arthritis.
To get in touch call 0800 663 463, visit www.arthritis.org.nz or join Facebook Monday evenings 7-9pm.
Dragon Claw Charity is design for people with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, their care givers and supporters. It is free and provides a range of services to address questions around self care, diet, pain, exercise, mental health, research and sharing to name a few. Once you join feel free to browse our video and research libraries and the members Forum. It a very useful resource for these chronic diseases.
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