Rheumatoid Arthritis

Amy's Story

"I didn't know what was me, what was being a teenager, what was the drugs I was taking..." Do you suffer from joint pain? Are you in discomfort after a few minutes of sitting? It's possible you have a A.S. Amy talks about what finally helped her.

Thomas' Story

Meet Thomas, a 47 year old who was recently diagnosed with RA. Unsatisfied with the side-effects of medication, Thomas sought an alternative therapy. He discusses how Buddhism has not only helped him with his mind, but also the pain.

Janine's Story

Typically associated with people in their middle ages, Rheumatoid Arthritis can strike at any time. Janine is a perfect example, because at the age of 14 the disease began spreading throughout her entire body. Learn more about this debilitating disease.

Introduction to Rheumatoid Arthritis

What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis? Dr. Ariel Teitel, a Rheumatologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, is here to tell you if your symptoms are rheumatoid arthritis, or a sign of something worse; you will not want to miss this one.

Finding Support

Rheumatoid Arthritis is not the death sentence that it once was, and there is no need to feel completely alone and helpless. In this episode, Dr. Teitel, a Rheumatologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, stresses the importance of connecting with others who are suffering with the disease to seek out that emotional support.

Identifying Treatment Options

Nowadays medications that are available for treating rheumatoid arthritis help many to cope with living with a disease as debilitating as rheumatoid arthritis, but what other treatment options are out there if medication is not the route for you? Stay tuned for Dr. Teitel's answer that you will not want to miss.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Then vs. Now

Although a diagnosis with any condition can be a scary thing, it should not stop you from seeking the proper medical care that you need to live your life. In this episode, Rheumatologist Dr. Ariel Teitel, stresses just that, and he provides comforting words to those struggling with a recent rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.

Risk Factors and Potential Complications

Can rheumatoid arthritis afflict anyone at any age? Does it favor men more than women? How can rheumatoid arthritis negatively impact one's health? All these questions and more are answered as Rheumatologist Dr. Ariel Teitel, explains the risk factors and potential complications associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Recognizing the Symptoms

How can you tell if a stiff joint is just a stiff joint, or if it's a sign of something more serious like rheumatoid arthritis? In this episode, Rheumatologist Dr. Teitel, takes us through the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and how to recognize when something unusual is occurring with your bones and joints; you will not want to miss this one.

Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis with Lifestyle

Although rheumatoid arthritis has the possibility to negatively impact your life, it is still possible to remain healthy, active, and lead a normal life. In this episode, Dr. Teitel, a Rheumatologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, is here to tell you what you can do to treat your joints, that way you can get back to living an active lifestyle.

The DMARDs

Out of the possible medications for rheumatoid arthritis treatment, what makes the DMARDs class of medications effective? In this episode, Dr. Ariel Teitel, a Rheumatologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, explains what the DMARDs are, how they are used, and why they are so effective at treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Lionel's Story

In this episode, Lionel talks about his interesting introduction to Roosevelt Island & the treatment he now gets there for his Renal Disease. He explains the hardships of having to go through dialysis on a weekly basis, but accepts it for what it is.