Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the whole family.
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, unless you’re marooned alone on a deserted island, you know that your diagnosis doesn’t just affect you, but also touches your family and friends and may impact how you interact with them.
RA is a chronic, progressive, autoimmune disorder that causes widespread damage to multiple organ systems throughout the body, but it’s most broadly known for attacking the joints, triggering painful, potentially disfiguring and disabling damage. It can also cause profound, sometimes overwhelming fatigue.
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