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What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What causes Rheumatoid Arthritis is still unknown, despite extensive research. Scientist and researchers are understanding more with every study and have found that certain genes play a role in people with RA.

Most doctors and scientist do agree a combination of genetic, hormonal and some environmental factors may trigger the disease.

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system mistakenly sends antibodies to the lining of your joints, where they attack the tissue surrounding the joint. This causes the thin layer of cells (synovium) covering your joints to become sore and inflamed, releasing chemicals that damage nearby bones, cartilage,  tendons and ligament

Environmental triggers: Research suggest RA could possibly be caused by a bacteria or a virus.

Maybe even a childhood virus or some common bacteria colonized individuals that are affected with the Rheumatoid Arthritis disease.

Even though, research shows one of the factors that may cause rheumatoid arthritis could be environmental, you can not get RA from another person; it is not contagious.

Are You At Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Research shows more than one gene is involved to determine whether a person will develop Rheumatoid arthritis and the severity of the disease.

Genetics: There are certain genes with in our immune system that do have a tendency to promote rheumatoid arthritis.

The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) controls immune responses, STAT4, a gene that regulates and activates the immune system, TRAF1 and C5, both play a role in chronic inflammation and PTPN22, the development and progression of rheumatoid arthritis.

A blood test can determine if you are at risk for this awful and sometimes debilitating Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease.

A variety of hormonal factors could be involved, women are at higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than men. Hormonal factors include; RA improvement during pregnancy and flare ups after giving birth, breastfeeding may also aggravate the disease. Contraceptive have been shown to play a role.

These hormonal changes may promote or cause the development of rheumatoid arthritis in a person that carries the genes or has been exposed to an environmental triggering agent.

Coming soon, short ABC News video featuring Lewis Rosenbaum, M.D., Vice-Chief, Internal Medicine, Beaumont Hospitals as he clears up some facts about what causes rheumatoid arthritis and understanding of environmental triggers.

Facts About What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis...
Who Is More Susceptible?

Rheumatoid arthritis is two to three times more common in women (70 percent of people with RA are women) than in men. However, men seem to be more severely affected. Most people who develop RA, starts experiencing symptoms between the ages of 30 and 55.

This is the peak age group, but anyone can get rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include joint pain, swelling, stiffness and fatigue. Research hasn't completely determined how genetics play a role in what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but they are coming to a better understanding.

Rheumatoid arthritis develops as a result
of an interaction of many factors.

Researchers are trying to understand these factors and how they work together. You can visit NIH.gov for latest research on what causes rheumatoid arthritis. (opens new tab)

More than a quarter of women stop working within 4 years after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. That is how debilitating it can become!

More than 2 million Americans struggle with the effects of RA. Rheumatoid arthritis causes joint damage that can be both debilitating and disfiguring. Damage to your joints makes everyday tasks difficult or impossible to do. With out treatment you may eventually not be able to do them at all.

Many people suffer with RA and are looking to understand what causes rheumatoid arthritis so they can get a better understanding of how to treat it.

Fortunately, there are current treatment strategies, including natural pain relievers, pain-relieving drugs and medications that slow joint damage. Balancing rest, exercise, and education, allows most people with the disease to lead active and productive lives.

Scientist and researchers have a new understanding of rheumatoid arthritis and this leads to better ways (than even last year) to treat the disease. Research is always in a constant progression.

Our enzyme levels also play a vital role in the health of our body’s pain management and inflammation. Our enzyme levels decrease as we age and pain and inflammation set in, but keeping our enzyme levels up could be a great start to a rheumatoid arthritis natural cure!

Systemic Enzyme Therapy has helped many people manage, relieve and reverse the affects of Rheumatoid Arthritis 100% naturally. It is a pure and natural anti aging health management therapy.

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