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Advancing RA

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition that affects more than 1.5 million Americans. The disease is marked by flare-ups followed by periods of disease inactivity or remission.

Because RA is a progressive disease, symptoms get worse over time. If you have moderate to severe RA, pain can spread beyond the joints and affect major organs like the skin, heart, and kidneys. But with the right treatment, you can slow the progression of the disease and treat the symptoms of RA.