Before we talk about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), let us first analyze what inflammation is and what causes it.
Inflammation, technically, is the body’s defense mechanism to threats and foreign intruders.
To some extent, inflammation is good because it protects the body from viruses, bacteria, infections, toxins, and stressors.
Although, when inflammation becomes chronic, the body suffers.
One cause of chronic inflammation is autoimmune. This means, the body fights its own, “thinking” is it a foreign invader.
One of which is Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Here are some more things you should know about Rheumatoid Arthritis.
1: Young people, even children, can get RA:
The average age of diagnosis is 30 to 50.