Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of disability in the U.S., but rheumatoid arthritis is also a serious concern. Four in every 100 adults will suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
Statistically, rheumatoid arthritis accounts for 22% of all deaths due to arthritis-type conditions. About 40% of those deaths are related to cardiovascular causes, including heart disease and stroke. Because rheumatoid arthritis can affect any part of the body and because the common medications for rheumatoid arthritis may have serious side affects, it’s important for people with rheumatoid arthritis to be aware of their other health risks. If you or someone you love has rheumatoid arthritis, never ignore these 10 symptoms: