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Quiz: Do You Understand Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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At first, rheumatoid arthritis usually only attacks a few joints, but over time it affects more.

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Rheumatoid arthritis is linked to heart disease.

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Biologics are not a good treatment option for rheumatoid arthritis.

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If you aren’t responding to first-line rheumatoid arthritis therapies, then your rheumatologist may be looking at offering you a second-line therapy.

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Only heavy smoking is linked to an elevated risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis most commonly affects the joints of the hands, feet, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles. For reasons no one fully understands, RA causes the immune system to malfunction and mistakenly attack healthy cells inside the joints. As a result of the attack, fluid builds up in the joints, causing pain and inflammation.

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