Rheumatoid Arthritis is a very common autoimmune disorder especially found among middle aged people. Usually caused due to hereditary reasons, the disease adversely affects lifestyle by retarding movement, mainly of the joints. Commonly found in the elbow, wrist, ankle and knee joints, it leads to stiffness, and extreme pain. In severe cases it may even cause respiratory complications by lowering the blood cell count to abysmal levels. This naturally leads to inflammation of the heart and lung muscles.
HOW IS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS DIAGNOSED?
Women, especially middle aged women are affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis at least 2.5 times more than men.