September 18, 2023
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that mainly affects the joints and is commonly associated with advanced age; however, it also affects young adults. Dr. Ayleen Menacho, rheumatologist at Centro Medico Plaza Lima Sur of Clinica Ricardo Palma, gives us more information about this inflammatory condition that can have a significant impact on the quality of life of those who suffer from it, affecting their daily activities and general well-being.
What causes rheumatoid arthritis?
The origin of rheumatoid arthritis is multifactorial, mainly due to genetic factors that predispose to its development. It can also be due to environmental factors, such as smoking and viral or bacterial infections.
What areas are affected by this condition?
Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain in small joints such as those of the hands, wrists, and feet. In addition, it can affect the skin, eyes, lungs, kidneys, nervous system, etc.
What are the most frequent symptoms?
How is rheumatoid arthritis treated?
It is necessary to seek medical attention so that the specialist can indicate the treatment to be followed, according to the severity of the condition and the evaluation of each case, to progress the disease and improve the patient’s quality of life.
Dr. Ayleen Menacho
Rheumatologist at Centro Medico Plaza Lima Sur of Clínica Ricardo Palma