Living with arthritis does not have to prevent you from most of the activities non-sufferers do. Often, small, intelligent lifestyle changes can greatly mitigate the symptoms of arthritis, alongside strict adherence to your treatment regime.
Diet and exercise can be very important in successfully living with arthritis, and psychotherapy may well help in dealing with the emotional impact of a chronic disease.
Professor Asgar Ali Kalla completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 1975 at the University of Cape Town and his FRCP in 2003 in London.
Professor Ali Kalla is the Isaac Albow Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Cape Town and also the Head of Division of Rheumatology at Groote Schuur Hospital.
He has participated in a number of clinical trials for rheumatology and is active in community outreach.
Prof Ali Kalla is an expert in Arthritis for Health24.
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