10 Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Rheumatoid arthritis patients are well aware of the horrid pain and swelling that occurs in their joints, and tends to come and go when you have rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are several unusual and suddenly occurring symptoms that can really disrupt the functioning of your body and damage of your key body organs when they are allowed to spread, neglected and untreated.

These symptoms can occur due to some complicated symptoms, or even certain medicines used to treat rheumatoid arthritis that are capable of adversely effecting your other organs, particularly your digestive and immune systems.

Here, take a look at the 10 unusual rheumatoid arthritis symptoms that you must report to your doctor as soon as you spot them:

1. Fever

Several medications prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, particularly biologics, tend to cause serious side effects on the immune system, which is basically your body’s defensive organ to ward of toxins and germs. Consequently, it reduces your body’s ability to ward off illnesses and germs as effectively and easily as it did before you were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

Which is exactly why you must be vigilant at spotting the symptoms of a budding fever for it can be an indication of a severe infection or an active ailment attempting to attack your body. If you are consuming medications that are hindering the abilities of your immune system to perform effectively, infections and allergies are highly likely to escalate into full-blown diseases.

Therefore, make no delays in treating a fever, and reporting to your doctor if the fever tends to worsen.

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