Rheumatoid Arthritis Stories
The American College of Rheumatology today announced the release of revised classification criteria (created in collaboration with the European League Against Rheumatism) for rheumatoid arthritis, which will allow the study of treatments for RA at much earlier stages of the diseaseâ€”before joint damage occursâ€”ultimately leading to better patient outcomes. Joint pains are quite common, especially among the elderly and are usually caused by several reasons like various injuries or clinical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Drinking alcohol may reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis according to new research published today. It is the first time that this effect has been shown in humans. The study also finds that alcohol consumption reduces the risk of developing the disease, confirming the results of previous studies. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune forms of the condition are at an increased risk of becoming diabetic, a recent study reveals. Just as styles in sexy clothes or fashion change from year to year and culture to culture, "sexy" genes, or genes specific to sex, also change rapidly. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease marked by inflammation of the synovium â€“ the lining â€“ of an individualâ€™s joints. It can result in long-term damage to the joints, pain, loss of function and disability.