What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. RA is an autoimmune disease, which means the arthritis results from the immune system attacking the body's own tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect body parts besides joints, such as the eyes, mouth and lungs.
Rheumatoid arthritis is different from osteoarthritis, the common arthritis that often comes with older age.
What causes RA?
It is known that RA is an autoimmune disease but it is not clear what triggers this. The factors that may influence the development of RA are genetics, the environment and hormones.
Living with RA
The goals of RA treatment are to manage pain, control swelling and stiffness, prevent joint damage and help people stay active and feel better. The treatment options generally include lifestyle changes, medication, surgery and regular doctor visits.Back to top
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