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The role of exercise in the management of rheumatoid arthritis

Expert review of clinical immunology | 17 Jul 2015

GS Metsios, A Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou and GD Kitas
Abstract
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with significant functional impairment and increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Along with pharmacological therapy, exercise seems to be a very promising intervention to improve disease-related outcomes, including functional ability and systemic manifestations, such as the increased cardiovascular risk. In this review, we discuss the physiological mechanisms by which exercise improves inflammation, cardiovascular risk and psychological health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and describe in detail how exercise can be incorporated in the management of this disease using real examples from our clinical practice.
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Rheumatology, Atherosclerosis, C-reactive protein, Cardiovascular disease, Blood vessel, Inflammation, Medicine, Rheumatoid arthritis
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