QUESTION & ANSWER
How can you prevent rheumatoid arthritis?
There’s no guaranteed way to prevent rheumatoid arthritis; but you may be able to lower your risk or slow the onset of the disease. Some risk factors you cannot control, such as being female or having a family history of arthritis. You can reduce your risk of rheumatoid arthritis with lifestyle changes, diet and not smoking.
Tips for rheumatoid arthritis prevention:
Drink alcohol in moderation
Make sure you have enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet
Maintain a healthy weight