Tag Archives: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease involving the immune system, in which joints undergo inflammation. causing pain and stiffness. People with rheumatoid arthritis generally find difficulty performing simple movements that involve the joints, such as walking, standing up, and sitting down.… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the joints instead of foreign bodies like germs and bacteria, creating inflammation. Approximately 1.5 million Americans have RA, and women are three times more likely to develop it… Read More
Osteoarthritis – the most common type of arthritis in the shoulder – is basically a degenerative condition of the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory arthritis can affect the shoulder joint as well, but it’s a rare occurrence.
In osteoarthritis, the… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating form of arthritis in which the joints get deformed, affecting one’s ability to perform daily tasks. There are many conditions that are often mistaken for rheumatoid arthritis, such as psoriatic arthritis and lupus, and there… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis and skin complication symptoms range from mild to severe, causing lesions. Although rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the joints, it can involve organs and the skin, too. Many rheumatoid arthritis patients will experience skin manifestations and symptoms can vary… Read More
Depression has been found to worsen pain experienced in rheumatoid arthritis. Rates of depression among rheumatoid arthritis patients is estimated between 13 to 42 percent which reveals how closely associated the two conditions really are. As to why depression… Read More
Early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may be invisible which can negatively impact a person’s quality of life along with delayed diagnosis. The national survey collected responses from 3,100 individuals and found that initial symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis often are invisible.… Read More
A germ linked to gum disease may also be tied to rheumatoid arthritis according to research findings. The discovery may help pinpoint the potential origins of rheumatoid arthritis. Co-author of the study Dr. Felipe Andrade explained, “If we’re right,… Read More
Recent research suggests that people who suffer from inflammatory joint disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease that could be better controlled if only preventative measures were adopted.
Although there is no definitive proof… Read More
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), smoking and excess weight reduces the improvement of symptoms brought on by treatment. Senior investigator Vivian Bykerk explained, “Early, aggressive treatment to achieve remission is the primary goal of therapy and can be best achieved… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning, the body’s own immune system attacks itself, mistaking parts of the body for a virus. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system attacks the synovium, the soft tissue lining the… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is accompanied by sexual dysfunction in one-third of all RA patients, both men and women. The study found that there are a number of issues that affect RA patients, including low libido, painful intercourse, orgasmic dysfunction,… Read More
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