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.
This is the second of two posts that discuss my experience with serious side effects and complications from RA. Side effects have come under control for me, but complications are another story! A complication, is defined as an unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a therapy. The disease can become…