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Do patients with RA need a medical bracelet?

A lot of people do not like to talk about their RA. Will a bracelet help explain to a medic or doctor what you have?

  1. Hi Sags, Thanks so much for your question! You are right that many people do not like to talk about their RA, and that wearing a bracelet could potentially open them up to questions from people they come into contact with. At the same time, in a medical emergency a bracelet can provide needed information to medical professionals. As individuals' disease severity and treatment plans can vary greatly, this is a great question for people to ask their rheumatologists. Thanks so much for bringing this topic up! Wishing you all the best, Tamara (site moderator)

    1. Thanks so much for replying.

    2. , of course! Hopefully you'll get some other replies as well. Here are a couple of articles our contributors have written about this topic in case you'd like to see their take on bracelets: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/importance-medical-alert-bracelets-ra/ and https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/medical-id-bracelet/. Please continue to post questions or comments any time you feel so inclined! Glad to have you in our community, Tamara

  2. Hi there Tamara.

    That information you provided was so helpful. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Really appreciate your help

    1. Hi sags. One option for making sure medical information is available to doctors and emergency medical personnel is to have it on a cell phone. Most phones have a way to make this information available, even from when the phone is locked. You would need to check on the instructions on the individual type of phone for how to put the information in. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

      1. Hi Richard

        Thanks so much for that.
        I will definitely look into that.

        Sags

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