15 Things Not to Say to Someone With RA


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How to talk about RA

by Katherine Tweed

When most people hear the word "arthritis," they think of achy joints and old age. Even though that is true for the most common condition, osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is very different.

RA is a serious autoimmune disease that attacks the lining of the joints and other body parts.

If you know someone with RA, you may try to sympathize or offer advice. But be aware that some sentiments may do more harm than good.

Here are 15 things you should drop from the conversation.

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