Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is when your body’s immune system attacks and destroys your body’s own tissues. In the case of Rheumatoid arthritis the immune system is attacking the joints, organs and other parts of the body. The joints become swollen, stiff, and painful. In later stages, the joints can become deformed. Other areas of your body can also be affected, including your lungs, heart, blood vessels, and eyes. Here are the major Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
Here are some early symptoms that may show up before joint pain begins.
Here are some of the other rheumatoid arthritis symptoms that may show up as the disease progresses.