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What things can cause rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to flare up?

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Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Fatigue,stress,infxn

There are several possible causes of flares include stress, fatigue & overexertion which can trigger RA inflammatn as well as possibly food allergies vs.
a chemical sensitivity.RA meds suppress the immune system,which means a higher risk for infections.Thus even the common cold or flu may trigger a flare of RA.Thus learn to recognize your triggers, get rest,work w/MD & decrease stress w/meditaiotn

In brief: Fatigue,stress,infxn

There are several possible causes of flares include stress, fatigue & overexertion which can trigger RA inflammatn as well as possibly food allergies vs.
a chemical sensitivity.RA meds suppress the immune system,which means a higher risk for infections.Thus even the common cold or flu may trigger a flare of RA.Thus learn to recognize your triggers, get rest,work w/MD & decrease stress w/meditaiotn
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