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Things You Think You Know, But Don't, About RA

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Person in a crowd on a busy street.
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True or False: Rheumatoid arthritis is a common disease.


Senior man holding wrist with hand pain.
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True or False: Rheumatoid arthritis is just a joint disease.


Two female, one male stick figures made from paper clips.
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True or False: More women than men have rheumatoid arthritis.


Palm trees on a beach under a cloudy sky.
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True or False: Rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid disease, and rheumatic disease are all the same thing.


Hands holding a butterfly.
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True or False: You can have RA without swollen or red joints.


Man dancing in his kitchen at home.
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True or False: You have to wait for deformities to show before starting treatment for RA.


Splint on a finger.
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True or False: Once a finger deformity starts to show, there’s nothing you can do about it.


Young woman having an eye exam.
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True or False: Rheumatoid arthritis can attack the eyes.


Smiling woman in water aerobics class.
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True or False: Exercise is good for you when you have RA.


Women walking and talking in the park.
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True or False: Rheumatoid arthritis is hereditary.


Man using a peak flow meter.
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True or False: A rheumatologist is the only type of doctor you will see for RA.


Heart healthy food and a stethoscope.
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True or False: People with RA are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease.


Veins and blood vessels.
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True or False: Rheumatoid vasculitis is responsible for many of the extra-articular manifestations of RA.