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Arthritis & Joints

11 Ways JIA Affects the Whole Body

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JIA pain
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JIA Starts With Your Immune System


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The Joints Are the Primary JIA Target (But Not the Only One)


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Sometimes a Fever Is the Main JIA Symptom


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JIA can abnormally increase white blood cell activity


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The Lungs and Heart May Be Affected


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JIA Can Impact Liver Function


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JIA Can Contribute to Anemia


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Growth Delays May Occur


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Puberty Can Also Be Delayed


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Chewing May Be Difficult From Mouth Pain


Colleen Travers

Colleen Travers

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Colleen Travers is a writer, editor, and digital content strategist with over a decade of experience in the health, wellness, and fitness industries. She's been an editor for sites such as FitnessMagazine.com and DoctorOz.com and has written online for The Huffington Post, Reader's Digest, Fitbit, Shape, MindBodyGreen, Fit Pregnancy, and more.