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Rebecca Getty

on 13 November 2012

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RHEUMATOID ARTHRISIS Rheumatoid Arthritis SYMPTOMS A deeper look into... Some symptoms include:

pain and limited movement in the function of the joint

Swelling, redness, and warmth near the joint

tenderness when pressure is put on the joint

severe pain when the weather changes Diagnosis patient and doctor meet to discuss the symptoms
the doctor does a full examination of the joints to see if there is any inflammation or deformity
urine, joint fluid, blood and x-ray testing may be done if the doctor feels the need Organs affected Skin: nodules are sometimes found on the elbows, fingers and other pressure points. (they are visual indicators of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Heart: fluids can accumulate around the heart. the pressure of the fluid may affect the function of the heart. Inflammation of the heart muscle may occur and it can lead to congestive heart failure.

Eyes: tear production will be reduced causing dryness and redness of the eyes because of inflammation in the connective tissue( can be painful, and can include increased light sensitivity and sometimes vision loss) Tissues Affected Nervous system: Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause pain and/or loss of function in the nerves because of chronic compression. loss of sensory and function of some individual peripheral nerves.

Blood: Sometimes people with Rheumatoid Arthritis can develop anemia. Rheumatoid Arthritis patients can carry the possibility of developing Rheumatoid Vasculitis, or inflammation of the blood vessels. this can cause skin ulcers, nerve disorders and bleeding stomach ulcers. Vasculitis can also affect the brain, nerves, and the heart which sometimes can lead to a stroke, heart attack or heart failure. All Information Found on http://www.hellolife.net/arthritis/b/organs-affected-by-rheumatoid-arthritis/

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