arthritis Awareness

what is

rheumatoid arthritis

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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

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EXTRA-ARTICULAR

(OUTSIDE THE JOINTS)

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

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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.

can stem cells

help treat ra?

Current RA treatment

despite inducing temporary improvement, the current treatments possess long-term adverse effects due to non-specific inhibition of immune responses.

stem cell therapy

healing of damaged tissues
regulate the inmune system
shut off responses to the disease
preserving the ability to fight off disease