Must-Read: 10 Symptoms of RA
By the year 2030, it is estimated that there will be 67 million adults in America with a diagnosis of a form of arthritis. Millions of these cases will be rheumatoid arthritis, more commonly known as RA. Even more frightening is the fact that millions of cases will go undiagnosed.
Arthritis is a disease common with aging, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.5 million adults were diagnosed with RA in 2007 alone.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. RA affects every person differently, but there are several common signs and symptoms to watch for when you suspect you suffer from RA.