Rheumatoid arthritis in women increases the risk of bone fractures

The development of rheumatoid arthritis in women under 50 years of age is a poor prognostic sign in increased risk of fracture, this is the conclusion of the doctors from the American College of rheumatology.

Rheumatoid arthritis causes chronic inflammation of the joint, in women under 50 years of age diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of fractures after a fall, and in some cases, the fracture may cause slight physical disturbance and even cough.

Dr. Chrysi Amin says: "Women younger than 50 years with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis should be aware of this danger and to be more attentive, in order to prevent fractures".

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These conclusions are based on research 1155 people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Prolonged observation of this group showed that women and men suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, fractures occur more often than in the group without rheumatoid arthritis, regardless of their age. Moreover, women younger than 50 years with this diagnosis more often than others faced with the problem of fractures.

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