What is Rheumatoid Arthritis

February 28, 2010 in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a degenerative disease that is responsible for inflammating pain in the joints of the human body. RA affects the tissue, synovial fluid and organs of the body, body’s immune system is attacked by own antibodies, tissues and blood cells which results in swelling and destruction of the cartilage and tissues around the joints of the body. Rheumatoid arthritis also affects the other parts of the body and creates inflammation around them. The most common affect can be seen around the subcutaneous tissue under the skin.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a degenerative disease, which increases at a rapid pace and often leads to joint destruction and functional disability.

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