1 – What is Arthritis?

One of the leading causes – if not the leading cause – of disability in the United States is arthritis. This means that over 16 million adults are forced to limit their activities because of their arthritic condition. But what is arthritis? And what can someone suffering from this apparently debilitating condition do to improve his or her quality of life? What is Arthritis – An Overview The word arthritis comes from the Greek term nosos arthritis or literally “disease …

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 …