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what is rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
AComplicatedDisease: Basically, rheumatoid arthritis is a problem with your body's (so, let's say 'your') immune system. It is supposed to defend against foreign invaders (viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc) but for some reason it now thinks parts of your joints (and parts of other organs) are now foreign and start trying to dismantle and remove them (to varying degrees). the results are varying degrees of premature aging
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