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Living with rheumatoid arthritis - Dublin

Arthritis Ireland

Monday, 23 October 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 (IST)

Living with rheumatoid arthritis - Dublin

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Arthritis Ireland is hosting an information evening on living with rheumatoid arthritis on Monday 23 October in the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2. 

An information talk will be delivered by Dr Barry O'Shea, consultant rheumatologist, St James's Hospital. A questions and answers session will follow Dr O'Shea's talk. 


Dr Barry O'Shea

Dr Barry O'Shea

Dr Barry O'Shea is a consultant rheumatologist at St James's Hospital. Prior to this he was a research fellow at University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital, Canada from 2005-2009. He undertook his medical studies at UCD, and completed his specialist training in rheumatology from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.


About rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common type of inflammatory arthritis, affecting some 40,000 people in Ireland. Although you are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis in your middle years – between 30 and 50 – children, young adults and older people can also get it.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that makes the joints in your body become inflamed. In most diseases, inflammation serves a purpose – it helps healing and, when healing is done, the inflammation goes away. In RA the opposite occurs. The RA inflammation causes damage – it can go on for a long time, or come and go. When it is active – known as a flare-up – you may feel unwell.

The body’s natural defences (the immune system) are part of the problem in rheumatoid arthritis. It somehow puts itself into reverse and attacks certain parts of the body instead of protecting it. This auto-immune reaction occurs mainly in the joints, but in a flare-up other organs can be affected. It is not known what causes the immune system to react in this way.

 

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Dr Barry O’Shea is a consultant rheumatologist at St James's Hospital. Prior to this he was a Research Fellow at University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital, Canada from 2005-2009. He undertook his medical studies at UCD, and completed his specialist training in Rheumatology from the College of Physicians of Ireland.

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Hilton Charlemont Hotel
Charlemont Place
Dublin 2
Ireland

Monday, 23 October 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 (IST)


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