Rheumatoid Arthritis

a person struggling with a ball in their hand due to arthritis.
General representation of arthritis.

About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune disease that affects the joints. It creates pain as well as restricts motion. Characteristics of RA include symmetrical presentation of affected joints and red swelling of the joints. In addition, nodules may also be found on the surrounding tissues. As the disease progresses, the joints, often those in the hands and in the feet, become disfigured.

Overall, prevention of RA development focuses on reducing inflammation. For example, reducing external or environmental factors determined as causes. Additionally, acupuncture and medicinal herbs can decrease inflammation and move the lymphatics.

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