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Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications

How to view Rheumatoid Arthritis complications Typically, Rheumatoid Arthritis has extra-articular manifestations. That means it attacks the body outside of the joints. Seems like RA doesn’t know how to be only arthritis. In RA 101, I wrote that Rheumatoid Arthritis complications are secondary symptoms of RA. I’ve wondered whether the word complications serves us well since we...Continue reading      20 Comments » Read more

What is Remission of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Part 2

Clinical Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission Rheumatology doctors look for something that they call “clinical remission.” And there are several different descriptions of clinical remission. As I mentioned at the end of yesterday’s post, Science Direct has listed 6 different descriptions of clinical remission of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The American College of Rheumatology adopted a list in 1981 of six...Continue reading      18 Comments » Read more

Mortality and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Is it the best time to live with Rheumatoid Arthritis pt 2: quantity of life? This is the second post in a series which addresses the question, “Is this the best time in history to have Rheumatoid Arthritis?” Yesterday, we looked at “quality” of life. Today we look at “quantity” of life, or longevity. This might be...Continue reading      27 Comments » Read more

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Kill You?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a serious illness This post is a response to what I've heard so many times about RA: “At least it’s nothing serious.” Well, some things about Rheumatoid Arthritis are downright serious. So, a warning to my readers that I am utterly serious today. For once, I have found something that is not a joking...Continue reading      127 Comments » Read more

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