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How RA Affects Your Body

Content provided by: Better Medicine from Healthgrades

RA's Impact Goes Beyond Joints:

You already know that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease that affects your joints, causing pain, inflammation, and loss of function. Unfortunately, its impact doesn't always end there. Here's a look at how the condition can affect several different parts of your anatomy.


Medically Reviewed By: Williams, Robert, MD

Last Annual Review Date: 2012-01-01

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As many as 60% of people with RA are anemic. Severe anemia can make you feel tired or experience shortness of breath with activity.

What to Ask Your Doctor About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Be prepared to ask the right questions at your next doctor's appointment for RA.