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Do people who have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis have a shorter life expectancy than regular people?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
See below: A new study has found that people with rheumatoid arthritis appear to age faster than people without the disease, a finding that may help to explain why those with the condition have shorter life expectancies.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe commented
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
No, juvenile idiopathic arthritis is NOT RA and is NOT associated with a shorter life span. The exception is kids with systemic form of JRA
Jan 24, 2013
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 27 years experience
No: No, but they may have more systemic problems.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Inflammation and...: Inflammation which is chronic, will definitely decrease lifespan. Also, if untreated, or not well treated, inability to exercise, and drugs like prednisone, which causes metabolic syndrome, can shorten lifespan, since Prednisone causes obesity and Insulin resistance!

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Does having juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affect people's life expectancy?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It can if not treate: It can if not treated properly and the complications will affect the life expectancy it is a chronic disease but can go into remissions and 75% of patients go into remission and they have good prognosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are some good excercises for people with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Swimming,walking,bik: Swimming , walking and stationary bike are three exercises which can be done safely and will benefit the patients sport activities if approved by the rhamatologist only.

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