Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Natalie Stowe

Definition

The membrane surrounding a joint becomes inflamed.

Symptoms

Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms where your membrane surrounding a joint will flare up, and it could flare up again some place else.

Causes

When your immune system attacks your membranes lining of the joint.

Treatment

Aspirin or other anti- inflammatory drugs, exercise, and rest.

Prevention

Their is not really anything you can do to prevent it, besides just have a healthy life-style.

Statistics

0.5-3% of the population is affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Diagnosis

Move your body where it is stiff.

Citings

"8 Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis." - Health.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20464354,00.html>.

Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 02 Nov. 2011. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rheumatoid-arthritis/DS00020/DSECTION=causes>.


Center, Ali Askari, M.D., Director, Division of Rheumatology, University Hospitals Case Medical. "Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis?"ABC News. ABC News Network, 15 Aug. 2008. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. <http://abcnews.go.com/Health/PainArthritis/story?id=4567179>.



"Join Our FREE Fortnightly Health Newsletter!" Rheumatoid Arthritis. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. <http://www.virtualmedicalcentre.com/diseases/rheumatoid-arthritis/503>.

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