Smoking & Rheumatoid Arthritis Archives | Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis: 6 Things You Need to Know

Six take-aways in a short list below! But, first some surprising evidence. Even light smoking contributes to Rheumatoid Arthritis risk A recent Swedish study of 34,101 women reported “even light cigarette smoking is associated with increased risk of RA in women and that smoking cessation may reduce, though not remove, this risk.”[1] Although they found the risk...Continue reading      30 Comments » Read more

What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis to Trigger?

What causes Rheumatoid Arthritis? (UPDATED) I never asked “why me?” when diagnosed with RA because it’s not my way of thinking. Yet people do ask me “HOW did this happen?” or “What triggers RA?” What causes rheumatoid arthritis - that's the multi-billion dollar question! Here’s a summary of what is known at this point. There are a...Continue reading      94 Comments » Read more

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