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Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz

By Sinovic, Dianna, Nov 25, 2012
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes pain, swelling, and destruction of the joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that affects 1.5 million Americans. It has no cure, but it can be controlled by a range of treatments. Learn more about RA by taking this quiz.

1. One characteristic that distinguishes RA from other types of arthritis is its symmetry. If one hand is involved, the other one is, too.
2. RA always becomes worse over time.
3. RA is an autoimmune disease.
4. RA is two to three times more common in women than in men.
5. If you have a family history of RA, you are more likely to develop it yourself.
6. RA may be difficult to diagnose early because there is no definitive test for the disease.
7. The medical specialist who treats people with RA is the endocrinologist.
8. Having RA may raise your risk for osteoporosis.
9. Certain types of oil or fats may reduce RA inflammation.
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