Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that affects 1.5 million Americans. It has no cure, but it can be controlled by a range of treatments. Learn more about RA by taking this quiz. It's based on information from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

1. One characteristic of RA is that it usually affects the same joints on both sides of the body. If one hand is involved, the other one is, too.
2. RA always gets worse over time.
3. RA is an autoimmune disease.
4. RA is 2 to 3 times more common in women than in men.
5. If you have a family history of RA, you are more likely to get it yourself.
6. RA may be difficult to diagnose when symptoms first show up.
7. The medical specialist who treats people with RA is the endocrinologist.
8. Having RA may raise your risk for osteoporosis.
9. Eating certain foods can help ease RA symptoms.
 
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