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Can you please give me a technical description of rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
See below: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease that typically causes significant joint pain, swelling and stiffness in the hands and feet due to an overactive and uncontrolled immune system.
Dr. Ronald Krinick
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Auto immune disease: For some reason the body attacks part of itself using the immune system . It mistakes you own tissue for something not supposed to be there an attacks the tissue.

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Can you please give me a technical description of rheumatoid arthritis an inflammation of?

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The synovium: Ra is an infllamory process of the lining of the joints (the synovial membrane or synovium).
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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: rheumatoid arthritis?

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Symmetric joint pain: A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect tissues outside the joints.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Give me information about rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Autoimmune disease: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Ra can occur at any age, but is more common in middle age. Ra affects joints on both sides of the body equally. Wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles are the most commonly affected.
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A 36-year-old male asked:

I m safring from 5 years in rheumatoid arthritis so please give me you advice plzz?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Should take meds: I don't know what you've done so far to obtain the diagnosis you should be on rheumatoid meds and be monitored by a rheumatologist on a regular basis you made need an occasional cortisone injection for certain flareups.

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