Are You Accidentally Making Your Chronic Back Pain Worse?

Living with chronic back pain leaves a person constantly searching for ways to lessen the pain. Unfortunately, the Internet is often the tool most used in searching for ways to decrease back pain, but it is not always the most reliable. Employing certain tactics to make your back pain disappear may inadvertently be making the Continue Reading >>

Are Women With Gout at Higher Risk for Diabetes?

According to new research, gout sufferers may be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, with women showing a higher risk than men. Data compiled from studies on 200,000 patients found that when comparing patients with gout and osteoarthritis (OA), the gout patients also had higher rates of diabetes than the OA patients. Continue Reading >>

6 Common Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic pain, stiffness, swelling, and redness are all issues that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are familiar with. Rheumatoid arthritis, which is estimated to affect 1.3% of adults in the United States, is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints. Although it can come and go, the condition generally affects the hands, knees, Continue Reading >>

6 Common Questions About Arthritis

You probably know someone who suffers from arthritis, a condition which occurs when joints become inflamed. It’s estimated that 70 million Americans—or one in three individuals—suffer from some form of arthritis. Though it primarily affects older individuals, people of any age can suffer from the condition. Though arthritis is nearly ubiquitous, many people are uniformed Continue Reading >>

5 Habits that Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Worse

For the millions of people living with the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that can cause chronic pain and joint deterioration, effectively managing symptoms is an important part of maintaining a healthy quality of life. As with any medical condition, rheumatoid arthritis can affect everyone differently. Working with a Beverly Hills rheumatologist to Continue Reading >>

5 Common Conditions a Rheumatologist Treats in Los Angeles

The list of illnesses under the rheumatology umbrella extends beyond 100 conditions that affect the body’s musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, which includes the: Bones Joints Muscles, ligaments, and tendons Broken down further, Beverly Hills rheumatologists provide diagnosis and treatment for every variation of arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and a range of inflammatory conditions such as: Continue Reading >>

Rheumatological Conditions Blog Beverly Hills | Susan BakerMD

Susan A. Baker MD Specializing in treating adults & adolescents with arthritis & diseases of the musculoskeletal system & connective tissue.(310) 274–7770 Preconception Planning May Improve Fertility in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis When planning for a family, women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a number of health concerns that interfere with their ability to become Continue Reading >>

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