10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

5. There’s a window of opportunity.

A great deal of research substantiates that early and aggressive treatment significantly improves patient outcomes in RA and other Autoimmune Arthritis diseases. This can not only improve long-term function but may also increase chances of achieving disease remission.

”Remission” is a term used to explain a low level of disease activity. Therefore, remission does not necessarily mean the RA and its symptoms have disappeared. Any damage to the joints, tissues, and organs that occurs is permanent; therefore, even if a patient achieves remission, the damage, which may involve chronic pain, will still be present.
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