RA is a form of inflammatory arthritis and an autoimmune disease.
The immune system attacks the body’s own tissues.
As a result, fluid builds up in the joints, causing pain and inflammation
15% - 25% of individuals with RA have experienced extra-articular.
there are nearly three times as many women
as men with the disease.
onset is most frequent between the ages of
up to 4 out of 10 working people with rheumatoid arthritis lose their jobs within 5 years . . .
three quarters of these are for reasons directly related to their conditions.