Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that mostly affects joints causing pain, swelling, stiffness, etc. It occurs when the immune system attacks joint tissue. According to the Cleveland Clinic, RA affects nearly 1.3 million people in the United States and is 2.5 times more common in women than in men. There are various treatments and therapies available that can allow for RA patients to maintain a high quality of life. Speak to your AOCC provider about which treatments are best for you.
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