Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating disease for many people. While stress can make the condition much worse for some people, rheumatoid arthritis can also create lots of stress for you as well.
Stress can cause the release of chemicals in your body that will trigger inflammation and pain, therefore making the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis increased. To de-stress and help alleviate the pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis, here are some ways to cut some stress out of your life:
- Breathe deeply
- Talk out the things that are bothering you
- Get organized
- Embrace the outdoors
- Enjoy life
- Don’t sweat the small stuff