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Are You Suffering From Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?

Are You Suffering From RA? Rheumatoid arthritis, commonly known as RA, is an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation in your joints. As an autoimmune disorder, it is due to your bodies immune system mistakenly attacking its own tissue. Compared to osteoarthritis, which is usually due to normal wear-and-tear on your body, RA directly affects the lining of your joints, causing swelling that can become painful and even result in deformity and erosion of bone. Despite its significant effect on, and therefore association with, joints, RA can also affect multiple other body systems. These alternatively involved systems can cause symptoms that may not generally be associated with RA. ​Other Involved Body Systems and Associated Symptoms​ Skin - Rheumatoid nodules (small lumps under the skin over bony areas) ...