Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints. Although it shares some symptoms with osteoarthritis, the type of arthritis that usually occurs in older people due to wear and tear on joints, there are some key differences. Rheumatoid arthritis can attack at any age, can come on rapidly, and may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as fatigue.

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27 Tips for Coping With Rheumatoid Arthritis

About 1.3 million people in the U.S. have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a serious autoimmune disease that wreaks havoc on the joints (and other parts of the body). Here are some tips for coping with RA.

10 Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Body

Although often mistaken for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.3 million Americans.

RA and Heart Attacks: 10 Ways to Protect Your Heart

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you also have double the risk for heart disease and heart attack. Certain RA drugs such as corticosteroids and NSAIDs can also up the risk of heart disease. But here are some things you can do to reduce your risk.

8 Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious autoimmune disease that attacks the joints and other body parts. Here are some tricky rheumatoid arthritis symptoms—and hints that they’re due to RA and not some other condition.

8 Types of Cancer Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may be at increased risk for certain cancers because of RA medications—or RA-related inflammation itself. The best thing you can do is to be aware, but don't worry excessively.

11 Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression Facts

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are about twice as likely to be depressed as people without this inflammatory autoimmune disease. However, the relationship may be more complex than that.

16 Gentle Exercises for People with Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, pain may cause you to avoid exercise, but skipping it altogether isn’t a good idea. (And that’s true for other arthritis types.)

6 Dietary Changes That May Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Some rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients feel that some foods may make symptoms better or worse. The scientific evidence is spotty, but here are six dietary changes that may be worth trying.

11 Famous People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Here is a list of famous people who’ve battled the disease in recent history. (The first confirmed cases of RA were probably in the late 1800s.)
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