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.

Is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet the Best for You?

Fans of anti-inflammatory diets say they can transform you inside and out. Is this another Hollywood “health” fad like the Master Cleanse and “vampire facials”...or do we all really need to go AI?

13 Ways Inflammation Can Affect Your Health

You can't live without inflammation, but it can also be hazardous to your health.

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.

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.

'I Was Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis at 40—Right After I Had a Baby'

Kelly Young had rheumatoid arthritis symptoms for years, but her doctors didn’t take them seriously or thought she was making them up.

10 Ways to Protect Your Joints From Damage

Rheumatoid arthritis can damage joints over time, but there are techniques you can use in everyday life to take pressure off joints and help prevent long-term damage.

Carrie Ann Inaba Gets Emotional Discussing Her Struggles with Autoimmune Condition: 'I Feel Shame'

"I feel so much shame when I go through these things, because I want to be what people see. And people see a healthy person," Inaba said on The Talk.

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.

13 Must-Know Facts About Joint Replacements

When severe pain or joint damage limits your daily activities, a joint replacement may still be your best option. Here's what you can expect from joint replacement surgery.

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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.)

Coffee, Alcohol, and More That May Affect RA

There are other factors that may affect the risk of getting RA—and possibly the symptoms, if you already have it.

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Caroline Wozniacki Opens Up About Having Rheumatoid Arthritis—and Her Struggle to Get Diagnosed

The professional tennis player was diagnosed at 27 after feeling extreme joint pain and fatigue.