Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic, non-symmetrical autoimmune disease, meaning that it is caused by your immune system attacking healthy, normal body tissue. When you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of your joints, mistakenly sending antibodies into the joint fluid. This results in inflammation and pain. In addition, it can also … [Read more...] about A Look at Some Common Complications Associated With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis affects over 17 million people in the United States alone and is considered a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is usually diagnosed when the joints are experiencing a severe flare up with a majority of the time being an intense inflammatory response. The joints are affected by RA but other body parts can also be affected … [Read more...] about What Are the Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease, meaning it is caused by your immune system attacking healthy tissue in your body. But it is not yet know what causes it. Your immune system in general makes antibodies that attack various viruses and bacteria, aiding your body to fight off infection. But when your antibodies go after the wrong targets, you can suffer from … [Read more...] about Rheumatoid Arthritis and Its Medications