What Increases Your Risk
Other factors that may increase
your risk for rheumatoid arthritis include:1
- Being female. Rheumatoid arthritis affects
women 2 to 3 times as often as men.
between the ages of 40 and 60. Rheumatoid arthritis can begin at any age, but
it most often begins in adulthood.
- Smoking cigarettes.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
June 4, 2012
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