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How can stress affect rheumatoid arthritis?
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Worsen Symptoms
Stress can make rheumatoid arthritis worse.
Proteins in the body called cytokins regulate the immune response. Stress can increase proinflammatory cytokins which can worsen the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

In brief: Worsen Symptoms
Stress can make rheumatoid arthritis worse.
Proteins in the body called cytokins regulate the immune response. Stress can increase proinflammatory cytokins which can worsen the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Stress increases the symptoms.

In brief: Yes
Stress increases the symptoms.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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