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🧠 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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