Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of the joints, and can cause painful swelling. If left untreated, this can lead to bone erosion and joint deformity, which causes mobility issues. Early aggressive treatment is essential to halting the damage done to joints, and treatment options have expanded in the last 20 years.
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 affecting the lungs, and is not extremely uncommon. That was about the depth of my knowledge on…