Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease that causes swelling, pain, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. It occurs because the body's own immune system is attacking the body's tissues. It usually occurs in the wrist and fingers.

Symptoms include:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Joint pain
  • Redness and warmth

There are a variety of treatment options, including medicine, lifestyle changes, and surgery, that can reduce pain and swelling, as well as, slow the progression of joint damage.

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