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Why are women more likely to get rheumatoid disease?

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Why are women more likely to get rheumatoid disease?

Women are 3x more likely to have rheumatoid disease (aka rheumatoid arthritis) than men. One theory is that hormones are involved.

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What is rheumatoid disease?

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What is rheumatoid disease?

Rheumatoid Disease, also known as Rheumatoid Arthritis, is a systemic autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the body.

The most common symptom is swollen painful joints. Some patients describe rheumatoid pain as like joints 'being on fire' or 'pulled apart'.

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