Living with arthritis

Fight arthritis pain with your diet

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) you need to pay more attention to your diet as some RA medications block nutrients your body needs, writes DietDoc.

Dietary care in rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the defence systems of the human body start breaking down structures in the body they are supposed to protect, writes DietDoc.

Arthritis and travelling

Whether you are travelling to work in a car pool or setting off on a long trip, planning ahead seems to be the key to travelling successfully if you are an arthritis sufferer.

Training for a half marathon after double hip replacement

Avid sports fan and blogger, Bruce Dunn, was shocked to hear a doctor tell him that he would never play sport again. Fourteen months after a double hip replacement, Bruce is defying the odds by training for the Two Oceans Half Marathon again. This is Bruce's story . . .

14 foods that cause gout

Suffering from gout? There's a lot you can do to prevent this horribly painful condition. Start by cutting out these 14 foods.

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

If you suffer from the pain and disability of osteoarthritis, consider losing weight if necessary and applying the principles of the Anti-inflammatory Diet, writes DietDoc.

Gout: What not to eat

Gout is a type of arthritis which usually affects only one or two joints in the body. Do you suffer from it? Find out how the foods you eat can make gout better - or worse.

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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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