Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Awareness Day - February 2


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Awareness Day is observed annually on February 2. It was started by the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation in 2013 to raise awareness about this chronic autoimmune disease that affects millions worldwide, educate people about the different forms of the arthritis, their impact on individuals and society, and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, causing inflammation, pain, and potential joint damage. It often effects the small joints in the hands and the feet.
Symptoms: Joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and fatigue.
Early diagnosis and proper medical management are crucial for controlling symptoms and preventing joint damage.

Rheumatoid Patient Foundation

The Rheumatoid patient foundation (RPF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of patients with rheumatoid disease such as rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis through a variety of means, including research, public awareness, and patient education.

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