If you find yourself with creaking, aching joints, you may be suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. RedRiver Health and Wellness Center provides rheumatoid arthritis care in Boise, Las Vegas, and other locations. This autoimmune disorder is extremely common, especially among the elderly, though younger people may get it, too.

Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Experts are not entirely sure why some individuals develop rheumatoid arthritis. Years of research, however, suggest that the people most prone to this condition have:

  • Been exposed to harmful environmental factors, such as smoking or pollution
  • Experienced major hormonal balance disruptions
  • An imbalance of intestinal microbes
  • A genetic predisposition to rheumatoid arthritis

The Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease characterized by the chronic inflammation of the joint linings. This causes mild to severe pain that not only affects the joints, but may travel through the body as well. Like all autoimmune disorders, the immune system is attacking your body's own tissues.

Rheumatoid arthritis may turn into a debilitating disease if left unmanaged, which greatly affects the quality of life. It may severely limit your day-to-day activities.

Some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include, but are not limited to:

  • Painful joints
  • Deformed joints
  • Hard bumps or nodules on the arms
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Dry mouth
  • Eye inflammation and discharge
  • Fever
  • Anemia
  • Chest pain when breathing

Conducting Tests

RedRiver Health and Wellness Center provides complete rheumatoid arthritis care, ranging from conducting tests to formulating a care plan for each patient.

We work with our patients to come up with an accurate diagnosis. Our tests may include blood work and other assessments to determine exactly what is triggering your arthritis.

We seek to provide comprehensive care for rheumatoid arthritis. We strive to manage the symptoms and reduce the occurrence of flare-ups, so that you can live comfortably.

Contact us today for a consultation.