Key statistics taken from a 2017 Arthritis Research report stated that:
- Over 400,000 people in the UK have rheumatoid arthritis.
- The cost of rheumatoid arthritis to the UK economy is estimated at £3.8 – 4.8 billion.
- 1/3 of people with rheumatoid arthritis will have stopped working within 2 years of onset.
In this week’s blog we look at some of the signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with rheumatoid arthritis; including diet, lifestyle and genetics.