Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cause and no cure. It's much more common in women, and tends to strike between the ages of 40 and 60. Flare-ups come and go, and the disease and worsening symptoms progress over time. Those suffering with the condition are faced with swelling and pain in one or more joints, making daily tasks very difficult.
Learn about the realities of living with RA:
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The Importance of Food
Important Rheumatoid Arthritis Resources
The severity of RA depends on the person. However, you can slow the progression of your RA with proper treatment, including medications, diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.
When RA symptoms appear in children, it's known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about the condition and what you can do if your little one has been diagnosed.