Rheumatoid arthritis causes

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, occurring when the immune system attacks joint tissue, releasing antibodies and other chemicals that cause pain, swelling and damage. The cause of the disease is unknown but genetic factors may play a role. However, not all patients with a high genetic susceptibility to the disease actually develop it.


Researchers believe that even in patients who are genetically predisposed to rheumatoid arthritis, the disease must be initiated by an environmental agent. Possible triggers include viral infections, smoking, obesity, blood transfusions, food allergies and intolerances, and diets high in refined foods.

 
 
Search over 10,000 Natural Remedies and Alternative Medicine Articles

Arthritis
Arthritis what is
Osteoarthritis symptoms
Osteoarthritis treatment
Osteoarthritis natural remedies
Osteoarthritis prevention
Rheumatoid arthritis what is
Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Rheumatoid arthritis causes
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Rheumatoid arthritis diet
Rheumatoid arthritis vitamin and mineral supplements
Rheumatoid arthritis natural remedies
Rheumatoid arthritis prevention
Arthritis natural remedies
Arthritis worse

 


 

Other Health Problems:

Painful Periods
Parkinson's Disease
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Periodontal disease
Pneumonia
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Enlargement
Psoriasis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Raynaud's Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ringing in the Ears