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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that affects the synovium, the lining of the joints. Left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis might harm joints so terribly that they no longer function. RA is an autoimmune disorder. In RA, the body immune system attacks the joint lining. People who smoke or are overweight have an increased risk of developing RA. Rheumatoid arthritis can impact most joints. This disease frequently influences the same joint on both sides of the body. Symptoms might include: Tender, puffy inflamed joints, They might also look red and feel warm. Rigid joints, Long durations of remainder or using a joint too long or too difficult can make tightness worse. Early morning rigidity lasting more than 30 minutes is very common. People with rheumatoid arthritis often report that their joint pain and tightness is even worse when getting out of bed in the early morning or after a long rest. Rheumatoid arthritis can additionally cause swelling of other tissues and body organs, consisting of the eyes, lungs, and capillary. The signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis usually appear in mid- to late their adult years. Many affected people have episodes of symptoms adhered to by durations without symptoms for the rest of their lives. In serious cases, affected people have constant illness connected to the disease for years. Sex, New cases of RA are usually two-to-three times higher in women than men. The risk of RA may be highest possible when people with these genes are revealed to ecological variables like cigarette smoking or when a person is obese. Cigarette smoking, Multiple research studies show that smoking increases a person's risk of developing RA and can make the disease worse. Early Life Exposures, Some early life exposures might increase risk of developing RA in their adult years. Children of lower income parents go to increased risk of developing RA as adults. Unlike the risk factors above which may increase risk of developing RA, at least one feature might decrease risk of developing RA.

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