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What Causes RA: Genetics, Hormones, and Insights Into the Causes of RA

What Causes RA: Genetics, Hormones, and Insights Into the Causes of RA

Rheumatoid arthritis (or RA), is like any autoimmune disease, in that your body mistakes healthy tissue for invader cells, treats it like something it needs to fight off, and attacks it. With RA, this healthy tissue is your synovium, or fluid and membranes around your joint. The inflammation that occurs from the RA will make the synovium thicker, which causes RA joint deformities and other problems in which the joint is deformed or destroyed. When you have RA,...

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