What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease with symptoms that can be caused in part by inflammation. RA symptoms can vary from person to person, including:
- Joint pain, swelling and stiffness
- Fatigue and muscle pain
Advanced RA complications include joint damage that leads to deformity and limited range of motion.
What are other rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?
- Flu-like symptoms, including low-grade fever
- Worse joint stiffness after sleeping or prolonged sitting
- Flares of disease activity followed by remission or disease inactivity
- Rheumatoid nodules, or lumps of tissue under the skin
- Loss of appetite and/or weight loss
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Am I at risk for permanent joint damage?
Permanent joint damage can begin for some patients within the first 12 to 24 months. An appropriate management plan can help you prevent joint damage progression. Talk to a rheumatologist about treating and managing your rheumatoid arthritis.
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