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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Table of ContentsOverviewKey FactsSymptoms and DiagnosisCauses and PreventionTypical TreatmentsConclusion Overview Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune ailment that causes joint inflammation. It can affect any joint but mainly occurs in the small joints of the wrists, hands, and fingers. The pain from RA is often worse at night and during cold weather. It may be…
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms And Risk Factors

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune, chronic inflammatory disease that can affect joints and cause damage all over the body. It affects the lining of the joints, giving rise to a painful swelling that can finally result in joint deformity and bone erosion. When rheumatoid arthritis damages the joints, it usually causes damage on both sides of the body. RA’s inflammatory effect can…
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