1 – What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease; this means that your immune system attacks other parts of your body resulting to redness, pain, swelling or a hot feeling in the lining of a joint, the place where two or more bones come together. This redness, pain, swelling and heat around the joint is called inflammation. The inflammation may also affect other internal organs such as the eyes, lungs or heart, but the most common places are the hands or feet. The …

1 – Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis affects about one percent of the world’s population. It is a chronic inflammatory illness, characterized by the inflammation of the lining, or synovium, of the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is also an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system attacks normal tissue components as if they were invading pathogens.   Rheumatoid arthritis inflammation primarily attacks the linings of the joints, however, the membrane linings of the blood vessels, heart and lungs may also become inflamed.   The joints …