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Rheumatoid arthritis treatment

To manage rheumatoid arthritis it is helpful to understand the nature of the disease. Find out about treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Complications of rheumatoid arthritis

Having rheumatoid arthritis can put you at a higher risk of developing other conditions. Find out about complications of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Experiencing pain and swelling in the smaller joints in your hands or feet? It could be rheumatoid arthritis. Find out more here.

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Living with rheumatoid arthritis

Having arthritis doesn’t necessarily mean you will be restricted in your day-to-day activities. Find out how to manage with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis

Rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult to diagnose because many conditions cause joint stiffness and inflammation. Find out about how RA is diagnosed.

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What causes rheumatoid arthritis?

Doctors still don’t know what causes RA, but it is more common in people who smoke or have a family history of this disease. Find out about causes of RA.

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Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

The symptoms of RA usually develop gradually and are often felt first in small joints. Muscle stiffness can be a prominent early feature. Find out about RA symptoms.

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Rheumatoid arthritis – a personal story

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.

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What causes arthritis?

Information on the causes of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and links to our partners resources

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Seniors' health

As we begin to age, it is important to understand the effects it has on our mind and body. Learn about health concerns that may affect you as you grow older such as healthy eating, rheumatoid arthritis and eye care.

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