When you have RA, you're more likely to have certain other conditions. You and your doctor can work together to treat them. Use this list to know what symptoms to look for and why they happen.
If you have this condition, you don’t have enough red blood cells. Their job is to carry oxygen to all parts of your body. Many people with RA have it, and it can be treated.
Symptoms: Heart disease doesn't always show symptoms before a crisis (like a heart attack or stroke) happens. You may have chest pain after you’re active. Your doctor can check your cholesterol, blood pressure, and other risk factors.
Treatment: If you have heart disease, your doctor will talk with you about your diet, exercise, weight, and stress. If you smoke, quit. Your doctor can give you advice to help with that. She may also prescribe drugs that lower cholesterol or blood pressure.