Rheumatoid arthritis received its official designation as a National Health Observance in 2013.
The awareness day may be new, but tenderness, stiffness and inflammation of the joints have been around for a long time. The ailment’s painful presence brings with it a diminished quality of life and the need for steroids or other medications.
This infographic describes RA as a systemic and inflammatory disease that affects not only small joints, but body systems and organs as well.
Many believe that RA affects only older people, but that’s a myth.
80 percent of people who develop the ailment are between the ages of 35 and 50.
Women are three times more likely to develop RA than men.
Rheumatoid arthritis is common in young adults.
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