Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day
Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day is held on February 2nd each year. In 2013, the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation started RA Awareness Day to raise awareness and resolve misconceptions about the disease. Low public awareness and lack of public education are the drivers of gaps (such as delays in seeking medical advice) in the care of patients with RA and its associated comorbidities.
RA is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the joints. It is an auto-immune condition, meaning the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. It is also one of the most common autoimmune inflammatory diseases worldwide. The condition can affect the health of the heart, kidneys, muscles, and bones. Although there is no cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis, early treatment and support (including medicine, lifestyle changes, supportive treatments and surgery) can reduce the risk of joint damage and limit the impact of the condition.
There are medicines available to help stop Rheumatoid Arthritis from getting worse and reduce risk of further problems. These are often divided into main 2 types: disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and biological treatments.
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