Rheumatoid Arthritis: Timely Treatment Improves Outcome

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive autoimmune disease. Timely and effective treatments are necessary to provide for an enhanced quality of life.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with autoimmune features marked by inflammation of the synovium of the joints causing destruction of connective tissue, cartilage, and bone. Chronic pain, disability, and a mortality rate above the general population require early diagnosis and aggressive treatment. Affecting mostly women between 40 and 60 years and those of Native American and Northern European descent, rheumatoid arthritis can affect the very young as well as the very old of both sexes and diverse ethnic origin.

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Is it a Heart attack or Angina

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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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