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Rheumatoid Arthritis
Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease that affects the joints because the body's immune cells attack the joint’s inner lining.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

1. Destruction and deformity of smaller joints

1. Hands

2. Feet

3. Neck

2. Pain, stiffness and swelling in areas affected.

Apart from this, other parts of the body such as lungs, kidneys, heart, and skin can be affected too.

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Because RA is an autoimmune condition, what causes it is not entirely known. Genetic and environmental factors may play a role.

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Treatment revolves around decreasing the activity of the body’s immune system with a variety of drugs. These drugs can increase the likelihood of acquiring infections due to weakened defenses.

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