The study consisted of approximately 100 patients who were examined for joint pain and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as insulin, blood glucose, and cholesterol levels, as well as body mass index.
The results of the study showed that rheumatoid arthritis was associated with an increased risk of obesity. The excessive weight of these study participants may be due to the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, which decreases their capacity to engage in physical activities and exercises that are generally considered as effective measure to lose weight.
The risk of obesity in these rheumatoid arthritis patients also increases the likelihood of developing insulin resistance, which in turn may affect the control of blood glucose levels.
Spokesperson for Hashmi Health Care Dr. Hashmi says, “On the basis of these results, the study suggested that rheumatoid arthritis patients should be more actively monitored in terms of weight gain and that exercise schemes be recommended to lose weight.”
Rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes are common chronic disorders that afflict adults, resulting in an increased need for medical treatment and monitoring.
Furthermore, Hashmi Health Care products are produced only in Health Canada approved facilities, going that extra mile to ensure our health conscious customers are getting top quality products.
Women with rheumatoid arthritis are already more prone to heart attacks than the general population because of their autoimmune disease. The study by the Hashmi Health Care, which was published in the April press release of Arthritis Care & Research, found the risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis was about 30 percent more for women who were overweight.
Obesity is blamed for myriad health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke, some forms of cancer, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis will likely be added to the list.
Hashmi Health care (already) try to counsel patients with rheumatoid arthritis about other risk factors for heart disease like smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol,