Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is the disease which affects a person’s joints in forms like pain, swelling, and stiffness. This is a common disease of people belonging to any region of the globe. Here are some astonishing and really interesting facts about rheumatoid arthritis:

Fact 1: If you are thinking rheumatoid arthritis is the disease of old people, you are right but not 100 percent. At present, the number of youngsters suffering from this joint inflammation has increased.

Fact 2: A very strange fact about rheumatoid arthritis is that, in some people, this disease stays only for a few months, and after that the people completely recover from severe joint pain and inflammation.

Fact 3: Rheumatoid arthritis is also a strange disease with respect to causes as there is no authentic cause known for this disease. However, research work is ongoing to find the actual cause.

Fact 4: No doubt, the actual cause behind rheumatoid arthritis is still unknown, but it is believed that an  abnormality in the body’s immune system could be a cause behind RA.

Fact 5: There is no distinction between the joints affected from rheumatoid arthritis, but the most affected areas are the joints of the knees, arms, and fingers.

Fact 6: An interesting fact about rheumatoid arthritis is that if the joint of one knee or one arm is being attacked by RA, there are numerous chances for another arm or knee to be affected by this disease.

Fact 7: Tiredness, joint pain, morning stiffness, and dry eyes are the common symptoms of this disorder.

Fact 8: There is still no particular test for diagnosing this disease, but an anti-CCP antibody test could be helpful.

Fact 9: In most cases, rheumatoid arthritis becomes a chronic disease even after treatment or the  treatment of RA is long-term.

Fact 10: In the past, doctors thought that exercise was a dangerous thing for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Now exercise as well as physical therapy are considered tools for the treatment of RA along with the use of disease-modifying, antirheumatic drugs.

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  1. Dion Benziger

    July 2, 2013 11:19 am

    The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, but it is thought to be due to a combination of genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors. With rheumatoid arthritis, something seems to trigger the immune system to attack the joints and sometimes other organs. Some theories suggest that a virus or bacteria may alter the immune system, causing it to attack the joints. Other theories suggest that smoking may lead to the development of rheumatoid arthritis.`^.”

    Good day


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