The average age of onset for rheumatoid arthritis (R.A.) is between 30 to 60 years of age. What is worse is that children can develop RA. About 1.3 million adults in the U.S. have rheumatoid arthritis. Women are three times more likely to get it than men.
Like so many autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, in RA the immune system attacks a person’s joints, muscles, bones, eyes, heart, and other organs. So, what can one do to get pain relief, to reduce flare-ups, the progression, and complications from this disease? The answer is a whole lot!