Because arthritis is a general medical terms that covers more than a hundred different diseases in common, the word “arthritis” was probably used in the past when recourse to a non-specific joint disease.
Be that as it may, one thing is certain, it is that rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks itself. While medical knowledge until now is rather limited by abnormal immune system response, it has at least been confirmed that immune system cells roam freely throughout the body through the bloodstream resulting in a non-local condition. Manifestation starts like this with one common first, then spread to other teams. Examples of sudden inflammation and pain in different joints at the same time not uncommon, however.
What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
As another severe symptoms of autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis tend to be associated with systemic symptoms, ie symptoms appear throughout the body or system. These are mild fever, loss of appetite, fatigue and malaise. Medically speaking, these symptoms cell dissatisfaction when they are (wrongly?) On.
Some of the normal symptoms of RA are below.
o swollen, painful, tender, and stiff joints are usually associated with arthritis. They are more or less symmetrical effects, ie the same joints on both sides and the whole body as hands, elbows, knees, hands and wrists.
o stiffness in the morning or after prolonged lethargy. Spasticity can last for hours or may take several hours to go.
o bumps or lumps that appear on pressure points in the body such as knuckles, elbows, spine and leg bones. They can range in size from a pea to a Moth Ball and develop in about one third of people with arthritis.
o Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms usually affects both sides of the body at the same time. Sometimes three sets of joints are affected by one.
o Low fever, fatigue, loss of appetite and weakness are the most common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
How to distinguish between symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Since arthritis is caused by whole-body immune response to the problem is local, it is possible to influence the joint / joints regardless of the fact that they are weight-bearing or not. Also, it usually affects small joints such as hands, balls of the feet, wrists or elbows. But there are quite a few exceptions to this.
o Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects similar joints on both sides of the body as it is caused by the substances flowing through the bloodstream.
o People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis symptoms may experience stiffness throughout the day on account of inflammation in the joints.
o RA patients may experience fatigue and loss of appetite. There could be other problems throughout the body as well.