- Genetics may account for about 60% of your risk of developing RA.
- Some genes have been associcated with the onset and progression of RA.
Did you know RA can lead to serious joint damage?
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Researchers now believe RA can begin to damage joints during the first year or two that a
person has the disease. That’s one reason why early diagnosis and management by a
rheumatologist are so important.
More studies need to be conducted examining the role environmental factors play in developing RA, however this is what we do know:
RA is a chronic, progressive disease that can cause irreversible joint damage