When Kelly first began developing RA symptoms, it was a shock; she lost the ability to do basic tasks like wash her own hair. But today, Kelly’s found a treatment that works, and devotes herself to raising awareness and providing support for other people with RA.
Inflammation is the immune system’s response to detecting something harmful. Sometimes your body’s disease-fighting mechanisms misidentify healthy cells as invaders. The resulting inflammation plays a role in many serious diseases, including arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. Here’s a look at some foods that can help fight it.
Doctors do not know exactly why some people get RA and others don't. Certain factors, though, could increase your risk. Find out about genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis.