5 Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis is Different

Rheumatoid arthritis is an aggressive, destructive disease. It attacks your joints and tissues like they are foreign bodies. It comes with pain, stiffness and other symptoms that bring down your quality of life. If that sounds grim, consider this: Rheumatoid arthritis has become highly treatable, too. It may be more treatable than any other known … Read More

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Not Just a Joint Disease

Contributor: Qingping Yao, MD, PhD Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an ongoing inflammatory autoimmune disease that primarily affects the small joints. In patients with an autoimmune disorder, the immune system can’t tell the difference between healthy body tissue and antigens. The result is an immune response that destroys normal body tissues. RA causes joint pain, pain … Read More