Friday, February 18, 2011

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis is not easy; it is painful. This condition is known as a disease of the autoimmune system. It attacks the joints and the tissue, or other body organs, in some cases. It causes a severe inflammation of these areas. It is known as a chronic illness and called Rheumatoid Disease. This disease can destroy the joints and disable a person. Some people might experience no symptoms for a period, as it can be a slow disease that develops over time. It can also be in remission and then appear, and go back into remission.

In some people, Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause deformity in the joints as the disease destroys bone, ligaments, tissue, and cartilage. People may experience symptoms such as severe pain, swelling, redness of the area, and even stiffness. Muscles might be affected as well. However, the severity of the symptoms does not necessarily correlate exactly with the damage of the bones and tissue. Other symptoms include fatigue, energy loss, aches of muscles, loss of appetite, a low fever, and since it can affect other organs of the body, it will show other symptoms related to the organ itself such as breathing problems and chest pain when affecting the lungs, or eye problems when it affects the eyes.

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