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Can rheumatoid arthritis be hereditary?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not herititary, in that you do not inherit it directly.
However certain genes can increase ones chance of developing it.It is most likely that RA develops in genetically susceptible people who are exposed to some enviromental trigger which sets off the disease process.

In brief: No

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not herititary, in that you do not inherit it directly.
However certain genes can increase ones chance of developing it.It is most likely that RA develops in genetically susceptible people who are exposed to some enviromental trigger which sets off the disease process.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Nisha Manek
Environmental triggers that increase RA risk are smoking and gum disease and probably your gut bacteria (there is new emerging science of differences in gut bacteria and immune diseases).

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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