MISSION VIEJO, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifescript.com, a women's health and wellness website headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., has launched a new Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center designed to help women treat and reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects 1%-3% of women in the United States, is on the rise. And women are three times as likely to get RA as men, according to the American College of Rheumatology.
"RA is different from other types of wear-and-tear arthritis that occurs as people age," says Edward Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical Officer. "With RA, the immune system causes pain, swelling, and ultimately destruction of the joint tissues."
"The Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center gives women the tools to cope with the pain, reduce symptoms and find the best treatments," Geehr says.
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for RA, and research has yet to pinpoint an exact cause. However, scientists are discovering new ways to reduce risks, and Lifescript's Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center will be following the latest research and studies.
"Women are seeking the newest information on treatment options, pros and cons of different medications, and resources to make living with RA a little bit easier," says Laurie Berger, Lifescript Editor-in-Chief. "They'll find all that and more in Lifescript's Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center."
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center features dozens of articles written by medical experts and reviewed by physicians. It includes exercises to help ease RA symptoms; the best foods to make up an anti-inflammatory diet; as well as information on top procedures, medications, alternative therapies, related conditions and more. It's one of 66 patient health centers already launched on Lifescript.
ABOUT LIFESCRIPT: One of the fastest-growing online healthy living publishers, Lifescript.com (http://www.lifescript.com/) attracts 10 million unique visitors monthly and is the leading website focusing exclusively on women's health. More than 7 million readers also subscribe to Lifescript's six daily email newsletters. The company has offices in Mission Viejo and Beverly Hills, Calif., and in New York City.