arthritis comorbidities

Arthritis Comorbidities

Arthritis & Depression

People with arthritis have high rates of depression and anxiety, both of which are underdiagnosed and many of those affected don’t receive mental health treatment – which could potentially help with their physical arthritis symptoms. Read More >>

Arthritis & Diabetes

People with diagnosed diabetes are nearly twice as likely to have arthritis, indicating a diabetes-arthritis connection. Read More >>

Arthritis & Heart Disease

Having arthritis puts you at increased risk of developing heart disease. That includes heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats), high blood pressure, heart failure and atherosclerosis (plaque in the arteries). Read More >>

Arthritis & Obesity

In some cases, obesity raises the risk of getting a certain type of arthritis; in all cases, obesity makes arthritis worse. 20% of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with arthritis, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number jumps to over 33% among obese people. Read More >>

Sleep Problems with Arthritis

Does joint pain keep you up at night? Many people with arthritis have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. Read More >>

Arthritis & Eye Conditions

The same inflammation that damages your joints can also affect your eyes. Here’s how to protect your vision. Read More >>

Hearing Loss & Arthritis

Hearing loss could be linked to rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about the research behind the causes of hearing loss and if your hearing loss is linked to arthritis. Read More >>

Mouth Conditions and Arthritis

Research suggests that taking care of your teeth and gums may be a good way to take care of your joints. Read More >>

Kidney Disease and Arthritis

Learn more about having arthritis can impact your kidneys and even increase your risk for kidney disease. Read More >>

Arthritis and Your Skin

Some conditions that accompany different forms of arthritis affect our largest and most visible organ: our skin. Here are several skin conditions to watch out for. Read More >>