Infographic: Understanding rheumatoid arthritis

Is RA the oft-ignored stepchild of arthritis? It’s time to be more attentive to this chronic condition, which affects 2.1 million Americans.

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.

Are you marketing to the correct demographics?

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