Rheumatoid Arthritis

Movement of our joints are taken granted for by most of us until we start feeling the pain . For the most part, it would be arthritis that’s causing this and there are many forms of arthritis; namely, Infective, Psoriatic, Reactive, Viral and Rheumatoid.

There are many reasons for a person to be affected by the list above, but there is no known reason (as of yet) for Rheumatoid arthritis, although it is known that with this disease, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues, thinking that they are a foreign entity that must be destroyed, which in turn causes the joints to become painful. It usually begins after age 40 and is more common in women then in men.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease and its symptoms can be swelling of the joints, bumps of tissue under the skin or your arms, severe pain in the morning and possible fatigue. If rheumatoid arthritis is not addressed, the problem can become severe and can affect organs like the heart, lungs and eyes.

There are numerous medications available that can reduce inflammation and help relieve pain. If you feel you have rheumatoid arthritis or any type of pain in your joints, make an appointment to see your doctor, who will run a complete diagnosis to determine what the exact issue is and then develop a plan to manage it.

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