Specialties

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body's immune system attacks joints and other tissues.


  • Rheumatoid arthritis in Colorado at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

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    While the exact causes of rheumatoid arthritis are unkown, it can be triggered by factors that include genetics, viral infection or hormonal changes.

    Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:

    • Swelling and pain
    • Fluid buildup
    • Flu-like symptoms

    Rheumatoid arthritis can be diagnosed through blood and imaging tests. Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis includes pain medications and lifestyle changes. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to help relieve joint pain, correct deformities and improve joint function.

     

     

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