Question: What is the main cause of rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition, which means its caused by the immune system attacking healthy body tissue. However, its not yet known what triggers this. Your immune system normally makes antibodies that attack bacteria and viruses, helping to fight infection.

What triggers onset of rheumatoid arthritis?

In the case of RA, a trigger is simply something that drives the development of the disease in people who are genetically predisposed to it. It can be an infection, a behavior, even a hormonal change.

How can I reduce rheumatoid arthritis?

Keep reading to find out more about these and other ways to relieve your RA pain.Sleep. Getting enough sleep is important for everyone, but its especially important for those with RA. Exercise. Yoga. Tai chi. Acupuncture. Massage. Mindfulness. Support groups.More items •6 Mar 2020

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