Thursday, August 21, 2014

Introduction

At a Glance

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of the joints. Classic symptoms include, symmetrical joint pain on the body, morning stiffness, swollen joints, and flu-like symptoms. Risk factors include age, gender and genetics. Several other conditions can present with similar symptoms, but seeing a rheumatologist can be a first step to getting the right diagnosis.

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What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of the joints, and can…

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Am I At Risk?

Risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis include age, gender and genetics. Onset typically occurs between 20 to 45 years of age, and women are more likely to have RA than…

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Symptoms of RA

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include morning stiffness, swollen, painful joints, joint destruction, nodules and flu-like symptoms, among others. Typically, affected…

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Conditions That Look Like RA

There are many conditons that have similar symptoms to rheumatoid arthritis, which can make it hard to diagnose. Some of these include psoriatic arthritis, erosive…

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Hot Topics

If you have had RA for any length of time and did research on it online, you have undoubtedly seen a link for the term RA Lung. I know I have seen it many times, and breezed right past it. I believe I had clicked on it once as I know it refers to RA…