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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
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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.

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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. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Robert Lowe
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
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management
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In brief: No
No, but they may have more systemic problems.

In brief: No
No, but they may have more systemic problems.
Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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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Dr. Thomas Namey
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