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What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Description of the disease

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the joints. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body begins to attack its own joints. The disease leads to joint inflammation, causing pain, swelling, and limited movement.


  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Other forms of rheumatoid arthritis


  • Pain and swelling in the joints
  • Morning stiffness
  • Increased fatigue
  • General malaise
  • Changes in the appearance of the joints


The causes of rheumatoid arthritis are not fully understood. However, genetics, the environment, and immune system disturbances may play a role in the development of the disease.


Various methods are used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, including clinical studies, blood tests, X-rays, and magnetic resonance imaging.


Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis aims to alleviate symptoms, reduce inflammation, and preserve joint mobility. The doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs, hormonal medications, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation measures.


To prevent rheumatoid arthritis, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle, maintain optimal weight, engage in physical exercise, and avoid exposure to harmful environmental factors.


For consultation and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, it is advisable to see a rheumatologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.