There are times when our own immune system begins to work in a way that adversely affects our bodies. The reasons behind this remain largely unknown despite extensive research. The causes of rheumatoid arthritis are even today not known exactly. However, medical specialists working in this area has been able to establish a series of factors that can be associated with rheumatic arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis can result in a number of disorders like diffuse inflammation in the lungs, sclera, pericardium, and pleura. Nodular lesions, most common in subcutaneous tissue under the skin, are likewise known to be associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Why rheumatoid arthritis occurs and its root causes are still to be unraveled. Autoimmunity is however suspected to play an important role in both its progression and chronicity.
Roughly 1.2 million people suffer from rheumatoid arthritis in the United States alone. They form approximately 0.5% to 1 per cent of the country’s adult population. Recent studies and surveys are showing a declining trend in the number of people afflicted by it. This may be related to a decrease in factors related to the causes of rheumatoid arthritis. A closer analysis of these factors could provide some useful insights into the complaint.
Typically, immune system molecules known as interleukin 12 (IL-12) and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a) are believed to be the major causes of rheumatoid arthritis in pregnant women. These molecules produce swelling in response to certain external triggers and causes tissue destruction at times. These are the primary symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Since rheumatoid arthritis limits physical activity and causes severe joint aches, many who suffer from the condition are also susceptible to anxiety, depression, and other generalized mental health problems.
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Not all the answers are crystal clear yet, but there’s going to be a day when extensive research, experimentation, clinical trials and gene therapy find ways to remove the trigger potential of the known causes of rheumatoid arthritis. Eventually, this will result in the discovery of a complete cure for the condition.