Symptoms and Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The causes of arthritis oftentimes are hard to determine as there are numerous factors which contribute to the growth of this disease. Arthritis includes breakdown of cartilages. Cartilage usually protects the joints, permitting for smooth movement. Also cartilages absorb shocks when pressure is applied on the joints, for example when you walk. And without the standard quantity of cartilage, bones rub together, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling.

You may have the joint swelling for a range of reasons, including:

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* Infection
* Broken bone 
* Common “wear and tear” of joints

* An autoimmune disease

Often, the swelling goes away after injury heals, disease is cured, or infection had been cleared. With few diseases and injuries, the swelling doesn’t go away or the destruction results in deformity and long-term pain. When this occurs, you have persistent arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a most common kind and is more probable to take place as you age. Risk factor for osteoarthritis includes:

* Earlier injury in the affected joint 
* Being overweight 
* Using affected joint in some repetitive action which puts stress on joint (ballet dancers, construction workers, baseball players all are at risk)

Arthritis may occur in women and men of all ages. Other cause or types of this disease includes:

* Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (children) 
* Rheumatoid arthritis (adults) 
* Systemic lupus erythematosus
* Scleroderma
* Gout 
* Ankylosing spondylitis 
* Psoriatic arthritis 
* Reiter’s syndromes

* Adult Still’s diseases 
* Gonococcal
* Other bacterial infections 
* Tertiary Lyme diseases
* Fungal infections like blastomycosis

If you have R.A., you may experience:

  • Joint swelling 
  •  Joint pain
  • Stiffness, particularly in morning
  •  Redness of skin around the joint 
  • Warmth over the joint 
  • Reduced ability of moving the joint

Self-destructive resistant response of the R.A may be because of a mixture of an environmental trigger and genetic susceptibility. Changing hormones also may play a significant role in the disease, probably in response to infection of atmosphere.

More than one genetic material has been associated to the risks of R.A. Particular genes may add to the probability of a person increasing the disease, and can also partly decide how severe his condition is. Though, since not all individual with a genetic tendency to R.A. in reality have this disease, other factor must be important.

A particular environmental trigger is not found, but few researches suggest that infections by a bacterium or virus lead to R.A. in people hereditarily susceptible. That doesn’t mean that R.A. is infectious. People with R.A. seem having more antibodies in synovial fluids in their joint, signifying that there can be a contamination. Low levels of the hormones of adrenal gland are widespread in people with R.A., but how the hormones interact with environmental and genetic factors is unidentified. Changes hormone may contribute to a progression of R.A.

R.A. may occur separately of other conditions; however its causes and the relationship with other disease are not well known. A different approach of the chronic arthritis may sometimes build up in R.A… It also is possible that infection or other environmental trigger exist which may cause R.A. in people who previously have a genetic material for the disease. There are numerous ways in which R.A. patients can get relief from symptoms of this disease.