Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview
Rheumatoid arthritis primarily affects the joints but can also affect the whole body,causing what are called systemic symptoms. These systemic symptoms occur especially in people who have severe disease. Problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis can develop in the: Eyes. Inflammation of the surface of the eye (scleritis) may result in dry,gritty-feeling eyes or pain in the eyes. Lungs. ...
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Exams and Tests
Findings from a physical examination, including the pattern and nature of joint symptoms, are important keys to the diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). In most cases, routine lab results do not point to an obvious diagnosis of this disease.
What Is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?
WebMD explains juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) –- the types, signs and symptoms, how it's diagnosed, and the treatment.
Arthritis: Disease-Modifying Medications
DMARDs are used to treat inflammatory arthritis and slow down joint destruction. Learn more.
When Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes Skin Problems
Common skin problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including conditions caused by arthritis medications.
How to Make Your Walks Help Your RA
Walking can help ease rheumatoid arthritis pain -- and be a fun part of your day. Try these tips to make walking work for your RA.
Get Things Done: Tips for Daily Tasks
What's the trick to getting things done with rheumatoid arthritis? Plan ahead, pace yourself, and have helpful tools and gadgets. Try these tips.
Are You Getting the Nutrients You Need?
Though there's no special RA diet, what you eat does make a difference. And some foods may even help your symptoms.
8 RA Stress-Busters You Can Do at Your Desk
Easing your stress can help your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. But that can be hard to do at work. These 8 stress-busters can leave you calm without leaving your desk.
What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?
WebMD experts explain the causes of rheumatoid arthritis, along with risk factors.