Sep 27, 2018 · Rheumatoid arthritis often begins slowly with minor symptoms that come and go, usually on both sides of the body, that progress over a period of weeks or Author: Ann Pietrangelo.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has many physical and social consequences and can lower quality of life. It can cause pain, disability, and premature death. Premature heart disease. People with RA are also at a higher risk for developing other chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Arthritis is a common joint problem usually associated with older adults. According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), most people show symptoms of osteoarthritis by the time they are 70 Author: Erica Roth.