Autoimmune and inflammatory in nature, Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that is chiefly associated with small joints of the body. There is pain, stiffness, swelling and immobility in the joints affected by this condition. It is due to swelling in the lining of the joints. Even there are deformities in the joints attacked by this condition.
Apart from joints, there is adverse effect on vital organs of the body such as skin, eyes, lungs and blood vessels. Mostly, people who have family history of the disease are at high risk of suffering from this condition. This condition is chiefly found in people amid ages 40 and 60. Also women are at high risk of suffering from this condition.