A Physician's Advice for Alleviating RA Flare-Ups

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Paul Sutej, MD

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that can wreak havoc on the joints, making them swollen, stiff and painful. With the right treatment, however, you can manage RA symptoms and prevent further damage to your joints.

Unfortunately, even people with well-controlled RA can experience periodic flare-ups, in which symptoms worsen. Rheumatologist Paul Sutej, MD, discusses the questions he hears most often from his patients about managing RA flare-ups.

W. Hayes Wilson, MD, discusses the basics of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and treatment.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Feb 16, 2015

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