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  1. The Rheumatoid Arthritis Gender Gap: How RA Differs in Women

    Rheumatoid arthritis is more common in women; it can also be more severe. Understanding how RA differs for women can help you manage it better.

  2. Pain Management and Rheumatoid Arthritis

    WebMD's experts examine the causes, symptoms, and treatments of rheumatoid arthritis.

  3. Heart Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

    WebMD explains the connection between rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease -- and how you can reduce your risk of heart attack.

  4. How Exercise Works for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Exercise can help reduce the joint pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out how and why it works.

  5. Acupuncture for Arthritis

    WebMD examines acupuncture and how it is used to relieve arthritis and other chronic pain.

  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Living with rheumatoid arthritis often means making changes to your lifestyle. You can do things at home, such as staying active and taking medications, to help relieve your symptoms and prevent the disease from getting worse.It is common to feel pain, fatigue, and joint stiffness with rheumatoid arthritis. Some activities may worsen your discomfort, while others might provide relief. Thousands ..

  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Other Treatment

    Other types of treatment that may help you control some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:Physical therapy, to improve joint function. Physical therapy includes exercise, hot and cold therapy, and massage. Spa therapy, such as whirlpools or heated wax, provide some relief of pain during the therapy and perhaps for a short time afterward.8Occupational therapy, to learn how to ...

  8. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Symptoms

    Joint pain can be an early symptom of many different diseases. In rheumatoid arthritis, symptoms often develop slowly over a period of weeks or months. Fatigue and stiffness are usually early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Weight loss and low - grade fever can occur.Joint symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:Painful, swollen, tender, stiff joints. The same joints on both sides of the body .

  9. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Cause

    The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not fully understood. In some people, a genetic abnormality may increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. One or more of these genetic abnormalities may make it more likely that the body's immune system will attack the tissues of your body's joints. It is possible that bacteria, a virus, or some other foreign substance may trigger this immune ...

  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about rheumatoid arthritis:What is rheumatoid arthritis?What causes rheumatoid arthritis?What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?What increases my risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis?What happens with rheumatoid arthritis?What else could be causing my symptoms?When should I see my doctor?How common is rheumatoid arthritis?Being diagnosed:How is rheumatoid arthritis ...

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