Rheumatoid Arthritis: Many people ignore the problem of constant pain in the joints of back, wrist and neck. But do you know that these can be the initial symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Mostly this disease occurs in the elderly. If rheumatoid arthritis is not treated on time, it can have a bad effect on many parts of the body. Due to this, swelling occurs in many parts of the body including joints. Rheumatoid arthritis mostly affects joints in hands, wrists and knees, let us see how rheumatoid arthritis affects many parts of the body and what can be the symptoms.
How rheumatoid arthritis affects the body
If rheumatoid arthritis is not detected early, its symptoms can sometimes spread to other parts of the body including ankles, elbows, hips and shoulders. Rheumatoid arthritis mainly affects the joints. However, it can also cause inflammation in the blood vessels. This condition is known as Rheumatoid Vasculitis. It usually occurs when you have been suffering from RA for a long period of time, affecting the skin, fingers and toes, nerves, eyes and heart. The inflammation that occurs in this disease can put pressure on the nerves, which can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that causes weakness, numbness or tingling in the thumb.
Do not ignore these signs
According to a report published in the National Institutes of Health, depression and anxiety are major psychiatric problems that may be related to RA, either due to a biological and cytokine-related mechanism or due to chronic disease. Furthermore, it has been noted that people with mental health conditions are less responsive to treatment. It affects different parts of the body, it can cause many symptoms. Some common symptoms of RA include: – joint pain, joint stiffness, swelling of multiple joints, weight loss, fatigue and weakness. This disease can also lead a person to heart diseases like heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation.
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