Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that mostly affects joints and lost long. This condition causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in joints. It is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks the healthy joint tissues.
In women with aging hormonal level will go up and down causing imbalance. This imbalance in hormones play major role in onset of RA. With hormonal level going up and down RA symptoms waxes and wanes with periods of flare-ups along with periods of remission.
According to data, nearly 75% of those with RA are women, who typically develop the condition between ages 30 and 50, younger than when men typically get the disease.
Symptoms: RA affects the lining of the joints, which damages the tissue that covers the ends of the bones in a joint. It occurs in a symmetrical pattern, meaning that if one knee or hand has the condition, the other hand or knee too. It affects the whole-body joints -wrist, hands, feet, spine, knees, and jaw. Condition can cause fatigue, occasional fevers, and a loss of appetite that results in weight loss. In addition, it can also affect other organs such as the heart, lungs, blood, nerves, eyes, and skin.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: March 8, 2022