Rheumatoid Arthritis FAQs
Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
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Q:The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. True or False?
Q:Why is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is different from some other forms of arthritis?
A:Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) differs from some other forms of arthritis because it is symmetrical, affecting both sides of the body.
Q:Rheumatoid arthritis is more severe in whom: Men or Women?
Q:Rheumatoid arthritis is most likely caused by what factor?
A:There are thought to be several causes or risk factors associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Genetics is one component.
Q:People with rheumatoid arthritis experience the most stiffness at night. True or False?
Q:Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that involves the study of what?
A:Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that involves the study of disorders of the joints, muscles, and bones, autoimmune diseases, and soft tissue diseases.
Q:Surgery is the only way to treat RA. True or False?
Q:Rheumatoid arthritis can be cured if diagnosed and treated early. True or False?
Q:The sudden appearance or worsening of RA symptoms is referred to as a what?
Q:With rheumatoid arthritis, deformity of the joints is caused by chronic inflammation. True or False?
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