Rheumatoid Arthritis FAQs
Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
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Q:The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. True or false?
Q:What are early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
A:There are 12 early signs and symptoms.
Q:How is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) different from some other forms of arthritis?
A:Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) differs from some other forms of arthritis because it is symmetrical, affecting both sides of the body.
Q:Who is more affected by rheumatoid arthritis? Men or women?
A:Rheumatoid arthritis tends to affect three times as many women as men, and symptoms may be more severe in women as well.
Q:People with rheumatoid arthritis experience the most stiffness at night. True or false?
Q:What is rheumatology?
A:Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that involves the study of disorders of the joints, muscles, and bones, autoimmune diseases, and soft tissue diseases.
Q:Surgery is the only way to treat RA. True or false?
Q:Rheumatoid arthritis can be cured if diagnosed and treated early. True or false?
Q:The sudden appearance or worsening of RA symptoms is referred to as a what?
Q:With rheumatoid arthritis, deformity of the joints is caused by chronic inflammation. True or false?
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