Explaining your diagnosis as a young person

 

Kat Keane, our Health Educator, loves answering your questions!

Here’s our next Ask Kat question answered.

Question: When I explain to people that I have Psoriatic Arthritis (or insert any other rheumatic autoimmune condition) they don’t understand why I have arthritis, and I feel it’s because I’m young and young people “don’t have arthritis”.

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If you have a question that you would like Kat to answer, please submit your question to kkeane@arthritisnsw.org.au.

 

Previous Questions
Question: Do you have any tips on how to sit with good posture? My doctor told me I need to fix my posture to help with my low back and knee pain.

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Question: I’m wanting to do some strength training but I’m not sure what weights to start on or how many reps I should be doing?

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Question: How do I talk to my doctor about medications?

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Question: What are the links between Haemochromatosis and arthritis?

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Question: There is a lot of focus on exercise for osteoarthritis (OA). I have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and since RA is different to OA, can I and should I exercise?

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Question: How do I access free and/or subsidised medicare services?

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Question: What are the pros & cons of cortisone injections?

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Question: Please could you explain the whys & hows of the condition known as “fibro-fog” that fibromyalgia sufferers get sometimes?  Can it be ameliorated (improved) or even prevented? 

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If you have a question that you would like Kat to answer, please submit your question to kkeane@arthritisnsw.org.au.

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