Did you know that there are actually more than one hundred different types of arthritis? The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, gout art septic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, hritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and each of these diseases progress differently, have different symptoms and requires some form specific treatment.
Today I want to find the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. But first, it really is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, a chronic inflammation of joints and muscle tissue caused by the ant ligaments of the joints. The disease can progress very slowly and patients may also experience symptoms for many years. In severe cases of rheumatoid arthritis can also lead to joint destruction and functional disability.
Let’s take a look at the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Typical symptoms are joint pain and inflammation of joints. However, there are other symptoms experienced by normally long before the patient feels no pain in the joints:
* Morning stiffness
* Muscle pain
* Loss of appetite
* General weakness
These are the types of symptoms tend to recur in the early stages of the disease. If the disease progresses, other symptoms may occur:
* The range of motion in several joints can be severely limited
* In severe cases, the development of red blood cells can cause anemia affect
* Mild fever for long periods
* A sense of numbness – usually in the toes and fingers
* The hands and feet mutilated
* Swollen glands
* Cycle nodules under the skin – in most cases do not cause pain
* Inflammation of the skin
* Burning and itchy eyes
Nearly 2 million people in the United States who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. In most cases, the disease occurs between 30 and 50 years, but people of all ages can be affected. Women tend to be most affected by the disease than men.