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You’ll find more information here about arthritis, other conditions that affect bones and joints (musculoskeletal conditions) and other rheumatological conditions. This includes ‘auto-immune’ conditions where the body’s immune system can attack itself.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid arthritis is an ‘auto-immune’ condition. This is where the body’s defence system becomes overactive and causes swelling (inflammation) of the joints. Other symptoms include joint pain, joint stiffness, and fatigue.

The inflammation can affect other areas of the body including the heart.

Information on RA can be found at:

National Rheumatology Arthritis Society (NRAS): NRAS | Rheumatoid arthritis charity

Versus Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis | Causes, symptoms, treatments (

Arthritis Action UK: UK Arthritis Charity – Arthritis Action

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance: ARMA | The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

British Society of Rheumatology: British Society for Rheumatology