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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in various joints of the body. RA can vary greatly from person to person. It can vary from a mild disease which lasts a few months to two years and causes little to no damage to mild to moderate disease with periods of worsening symptoms called ‘flares’, to severe disease that is active most of the time and which lasts many years and leads to serious joint damage and disability.

How Common Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
What Causes It?
Risk Factors
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
How Is It Diagnosed?
Best Treatment Options
What Should You Do Next?

How Common Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

It is estimated that about 2.1 million Americans, or 1% of the US adult population, have RA. About 2 to 3 times as many women as men have the disease.

What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not currently known. Several factors may play a role in the development of RA.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means that a your immune system attacks your own body tissues.


What Are the Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms


How Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed?

 

What Is the Best Treatment?

Conventional Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Natural Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis


What Should You Do Next?

The doctors at The Connecticut Center for Health are very experienced in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. If you have (or suspect you have) symptoms and want to learn more about natural treatments for this condition, we recommend that you contact one of our clinics for a free consultation about rheumatoid arthritis or an appointment.

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