Rheumatoid Arthritis – Causes

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Causes: Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease and occurs when the synovium (the lining of membranes that surround your joints) are attacked by the immune system. The synovium is inflamed by the attack and thickens, which eventually damages the cartilage and bone inside the joint. As a result, the ligaments and tendons that hold the joint together weaken and stretch which causes the joint to lose its shape and alignment.

Rheumatoid Arthritis


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