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    How is your RA affected by the weather?

    You asked, an expert answered! 💡

    🧠 Here’s what RA specialist Dr. Solomon had to say:

    “Many patients describe that arthritis symptoms are worse during certain types of weather. The research around this topic has not been conclusive.”

    Share your experiences below ⬇️

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    #AskMe : How does RA affect a patient’s kidneys and/or pancreas?

    You asked, an expert answered! 💡

    🧠 Here’s what RA specialist Dr. Solomon had to say:

    “In patients with severe and untreated RA, there can be a buildup of amyloid. This substance can impact the kidneys and rarely the pancreas.

    Some medications for RA, such as NSAIDs, can impact the kidneys. Pancreatic involvement with RA is very rare.”

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    #AskMe : How does RA progress or worsen as a person ages?

    You asked, an expert answered! 💡

    🧠 Here’s what RA specialist Dr. Solomon had to say:

    Inflammatory arthritis that is not completely treated will cause cartilage degeneration; this is the same process that leads to osteoarthritis (OA). Thus, many patients with RA will develop OA later on in life.

    RA can also impact areas outside of the joints, such as the lungs and the blood vessels in the heart and brain. Many studies find that RA has an impact on lung function and on cardiac function over the long-term.”

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