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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is about the most debilitating of all arthritis, causing joints to ache and throb and eventually become deformed.

Sometimes these symptoms make even the simplest activities like opening a jar or taking a walk, difficult to manage.

Unlike osteoarthritis, which results from wear and tear on your joints, rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition. The exact cause is unknown, but it’s highly probable that it is caused by acid-toxic plagues. It is also believed that it is the body’s immune system attacking the synovium, which are the tissue that line your joints.

Just over two million Americans are affected with rheumatoid arthritis. It generally strikes between the ages of 20 and 50 and it is two to three times more common in women than in men. Rheumatoid arthritis does also affect young children and adults older than age 50.

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