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Obesity Linked to Poorer Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Symptoms
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Obesity Linked to Poorer Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Symptoms

RA is a systemic, autoimmune, inflammatory disorder that affects multiple joints in the body. The study will be presented at ACR Convergence 2023, () the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. RA is usually treated with a combination of medications to relieve swelling and pain while regulating the immune system. Joint surgery to relieve pain and disability, including joint replacement, may also be considered when these nonsurgical methods fail to provide lasting benefit. Advertisement "If a person with RA is experiencing frequent flares, weight could be a contributing factor," said study principal investigator Vivian P. Bykerk, BSc, MD, FRCPC, a rheumatologist at HSS. "It may be helpful for patie...