Thursday, October 23, 2014

Am I At Risk?

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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 men.  Certain genes may be inherited that make people susceptible to RA, however, a family history alone does not appear to increase a person's risk.

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Are you the only member of your family that lives with an autoimmune disease?  Do you have more than one autoimmune disease, a condition known as polyautoimmunity?  We have talked about comorbidities, such as my dual diagnoses of MS and RA, but we haven’t talked much about autoimmune diseases which tend to cluster (aggregate) in…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered it's it worth being tested for RA or… I've already left the reply on your SharePost, but will pop in here, as…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on Living with a permenantly swollen foot… I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time finding help with this…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on MILY, INDIA What you're describing sounds very much like your RA is flaring. It's important to treat RA to prevent…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on Progressive Multifocal… Thanks for tackling this important topic, Lisa. It's crucial to raise awareness about…

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