Rheumatoid Arthritis: Timely Treatment Improves Outcome


According to https://www.sohealth.co.uk which provides at home RA care kits, Rheumatoid arthritis can begin slowly over weeks to months or, more uncommonly, with an explosive onset (flare) occurring over 24 to 48 hours. Eventually, five or more joints will be affected with symmetrical joint involvement. Generally, the more joints that are affected, the more severe the progression of the disease. The joints most often affected are the proximal interphalangeal joints of the hands, wrists, shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, and metatarsophalangeal joints.

Symptoms and Manifestations of RA

Symptoms of RA may come and go and include morning stiffness persisting longer than one hour which can also occur after long periods of sitting or inactivity (gel phenomenon), fatigue, malaise, depression, low grade fever, and weight loss.

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Is it a Heart attack or Angina



There are different types of chest pain. And then there is chest pain that occurs in your heart and at times you might feel like you are having a heart attack. This is not a heart attack but a condition known as Angina.

Angina (an-JI-nuh or AN-juh-nuh) is chest pain or discomfort that occurs if an area of your heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood.

Angina may feel like pressure or squeezing in your chest. The pain also can occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. Angina pain may even feel like indigestion.

Angina isn't a disease; it's a symptom of an underlying heart problem.

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