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Polyarthritis secondary to Rheumatoid arthritis: All you need to know

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Rheumatoid arthritis, a type of polyarthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects your joints, eyes, skin, lungs, heart and blood vessels whereas polyarthritis only affects joints.


About 3.6% of women and 1.7% of men are affected by rheumatoid arthritis at some stage in their life. [1]



- Medical assistance is required.
- Autoimmune disorder(immune system attacks your own cells)
- RA is a chronic condition while Polyarthritis can be chronic and acute.
- Women have double the risk of getting affected by RA.


Polyarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis are often misunderstood as their symptoms and causes are all mostly the same except that RA extends to other parts of the body as well. Genetic factors and other factors that weaken the immune system can lead to this disorder.


Ages affected: less than 30 - common, 30 to 60 - most common, above 60 - more common.


Self diagnosable


Symptoms include rashes, skin nodules, lymph node swelling, pain in joints, etc..


People may experience
Joint pain, Joint swelling, Joint stiffness and loss of joint functions.


Treatment


Self-care: Mild exercises like stretching and jogging can help you keep the pain at bay. Hot water massage at the joints can be soothing.


Medications: Corticosteroids and DMARDs can be taken at your doctor's prescription.


Specialists: There is no cure to this order but can be kept in check. Book an appointment with Mfine to help you on your road to recovery with our specialized treatment system.

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