A person With RA can expect a slight reduction in life span as a result of the disease and also as a result of the drugs used in treating the disease. other factors may include the added risk to the body posed by infections in damaged tissues and joint replacements and operations when they are required. However overall RA is not a terminal disease but can depending on conditions lead to other illnesses that are.
No, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two different things with different symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, while psoriatic arthritis is a complication of psoriasis.
Rheumatoid arthritis or for that mater juvenile rheumatoid arthritis wont kill you.
It seems that there is no cure for Rheumatoid arthritis. But you can use rheumatoid arthritis diet to keep the rheumatoid arthritis symptoms under control.
There are over a hundred forms of arthritis but there is only one rheumatoid arthritis unless you also count juvenile RA as well.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease, which means that it cannot be cured. One can find information about treatment of rheumatoid arthritis by speaking to ones medical provider.
You can get your information on Rheumatoid arthritis from your local arthritis foundation . You can also find out information from your family doctor or online .
No. There are many different forms of arthritis. (and rheumatoid arthritis is one of them). Most of which get their name as a result of their effect on joints. However rheumatoid arthritis RA is a form of arthritis which is an autoimmune disease and a disease in its own right. It must be noted however that the cause for Rheumatoid arthritis is as yet not known and that flareups in the disease can often coincide with infection or injury in seemingly unassociated situations.
If you are referring to the Rheumatoid factor, this will distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from other types of arthritis as the symptoms are similar and treatment can be targeted to rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis ,muscular dystrophy and chondrodynia.
Rheumatoid lung disease, as its name suggests, is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Of the 1.3 million Americans who have rheumatoid arthritis, nearly half may have some abnormal lung function. Up to one-fourth develop rheumatoid lung disease.
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You can get rheumatoid arthritis at any age even baby's can have it. children with RA are said to have "Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis".
the abbreviation for rheumatoid arthritis is RA.
The immune system can be the cause of many different forms of arthritis the main one being Rheumatoid arthritis.
My guess is that you read the term for seronagative Rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a immune disorder that usually exhibits itself in several joints of the body at the same time, (often the same joints on opposite sides of the body). When it is suspected that Rheumatoid arthritis is the culprit one of the blood tests that is done is one for Rheumatoid factor (RF) most of the people that have RA also have a high RF, However in about 20% of cases there is no RF and this is Known as seronegative Rheumatoid arthritis.
No, Rheumatoid arthritis is not contagious.
Rheumatoid arthritis is not a hereditary condition. While it is not passed down parents, certain genes that make you more susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis are.
Arthritis comes in over a hundred different forms. However when referring to rheumatoid arthritis a blood test is done the checks for rheumatoid factor (RF). In about 70to 80% of cases rheumatoid arthritis will be accompanied by a positive RF. However in the rest of the cases where all indicators point to Rheumatoid arthritis and where no RF is found it is referred to a seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid factor is an autoantibody. A person's rheumatoid factor relates to rheumatoid arthritis because it can be any type of isotype of immunoglobulins.
No, polymyalgia rheumatica is not a form of rheumatoid arthritis.
No, Milwaukee shoulder is not a type of rheumatoid arthritis.