Your body may have turned against you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fight back.
Rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an autoimmune disorder.
This means your body has identified its own tissue as a threat. As a result, the soft tissues in your joints come under attack.
Over time, the tissue which provides a cushion between joints is eaten away. This causes swelling of the joints (and lots of pain), and can eventually lead to the erosion of the bones themselves.
This causes swelling of the joints (and lots of pain), and can eventually lead to the erosion of the bones themselves.
However, the disease can also begin to attack other soft bodily tissue found in organs such as the lungs, eyes, bone marrow, and blood vessels.
If you’ve been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, or if you suspect the condition might be developing, visit your doctor as soon as possible. [Read more…]