Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
The symptoms of RA can vary widely from person to person and can range from mild to severe.
One of the hallmark symptoms of RA is joint pain and can be described as a dull ache or a sharp pain.
People with RA often experience stiffness in their joints, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity. The stiffness can make it difficult to move the affected joint.
Many people with RA experience fatigue, which can be debilitating. The fatigue may be caused by inflammation in the body, or by the stress of dealing with a chronic illness.
Swelling and tenderness
RA can cause swelling and tenderness in the joints which may appear red and feel warm to the touch.
Loss of appetite
Some people with RA may experience a loss of appetite, which can contribute to weight loss.
RA can cause a low-grade fever, especially during flare-ups.
Over time, RA can cause joint deformities, particularly in the hands and feet.
It's important to note that the symptoms of RA can develop gradually over time and may be mistaken for other conditions, so if you are concerned about Rheumatoid Arthritis, it's important to see a doctor for questions.
What is the Spleen's function in Rheumatoid Arthritis?
The spleen is an organ located in the upper left part of the abdomen, just beneath the rib cage and is important for the immune system and blood filtration. It plays a role in the body’s immune response by producing and regulating various blood cells, including regulating the extent to which immune cells will drive inflammation.
Given the spleen's role in producing and regulating the immune cells which circulate around the body, it may play a critical role in autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Galvani is currently enrolling Rheumatoid Arthritis patients in clinical studies within the US and UK. These studies may provide relief to individuals suffering from Adult-onset RA of at least six months duration.