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Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects More than Just Joints

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is usually associated with pain and swelling in the joints. However, it can also cause damage throughout the body. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is a disease caused by wear and tear on the joints, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that RA causes the immune system to attack healthy. RA is…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lung

Although we primarily think of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as a disease that affects joints, it can damage tissue throughout the body. Rheumatoid lung disease refers to a collection of lung disorders associated with RA. Most at risk for rheumatoid lung diseases are men between 50 and 70 with active RA, and a history of smoking.…

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