Does rheumatoid arthritis affect heart?

I have a question does RA affect your heart if so how?

Jaeann Call
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Yes it is a auto immunize disease so it can attack the heart and lungs that is why it's important to keep regular appointments with the doctors

Virginia Shaffer
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Eyes kidney liver

Sue Ballard 3 years

It can attack EVERYTHING. We are much more likely to have heart attacks and strokes and the hearts framework is connective tissue and it could deposit "stones" in the heart.( that's not counting if you're using any of the drugs.)

Andrea Butler 3 years

Yep

Sue Ballard 3 years

It's all to do with uncontrollable inflammation

Simon Stapleton
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Among the serious complications people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) experience, cardiovascular disease heads the list. Having RA doubles the risk of most heart problems, including heart attack, stroke and atherosclerosis — the buildup of fat, cholesterol and cellular debris (plaque) on blood vessel walls. The inflammatory processes in RA and heart disease are very similar. In RA, inflammation attacks the synovium — the thin layer of tissue that lines your joints — but it can move to other organs, including the heart. People with RA are more likely to have atherosclerosis than the general population and that they develop it at a faster rate.

DrGigi Simon
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My cholesterol, which has always been somewhat high, went from 240 to 333 in a year. I found out because I was dizzy 24/7 for 3 months, and after 2 months I went to my PCP and je said we needed to check my cholesterol. I can't take statins. So I am on an extremely lo fat diet, no butter, or dairy, other than occ parm cheese, which is lower in fat, no oils other than a spritz when needed for cooking, no red meat, and sadly no coconut milk, curries are my favorite food and many use coconut milk. The good news is I brought my cholesterol down to 218 in 2 months with diet alone, something many doctors say is impossible.

Lisa Harrington 3 years

Thanks you for the info, i didn't know high cholesterol could cause dizziness. My cholesterol is always high also. My friend swears on chia seeds to reduce her cholesterol. Need to add them to my foods regimen

Brenda Green 3 years

Well done

DrGigi Simon 3 years

lungs and abnormal palpitation here

Armi Lin
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Yes, heart lungs and other organs unfortunately

Jackie Darling
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Yes so does methatraxate and prednisone and all the RA drugs

Sue Ballard
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Stomach

Sue Ballard
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Glen fry they say died from RA complications when in fact it methatraxate complications

Sue Ballard
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Stomach colitis

Sue Ballard
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Jaeann Call http://www.healthline.com/health-news/arthritis-ra-raises-your-risk-of-heart-disease-102713

Linda Harrington
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Jaeann Call http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/rheumatoid-arthritis/symptoms.php

Linda Harrington
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Had plural effusion from it. Not fun!!!

Tina Pina
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What is that

Leticia Langston 3 years

The lining around your lungs inflam and cause a painful washboard feeling when you exhale.

Tina Pina 3 years

and Pleurisy ... İnflammation of the sac around the heart, which can also fill with fluid and squeeze... İ get that.

Andrea Butler 3 years

never heard someone die from osteo or RA... Even Mohammad Ali died from complication. İ think it is from side effect of the medicines

Armi Lin
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Higher risk of stoke and heart attack from RA well documented.

Kristine Gilliam 3 years

http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/comorbidities/heart-disease/ra-and-your-heart.php

Kristine Gilliam 3 years

Osteo and RA are NOT the same disease.

Andrea Butler 3 years

Yes, search oxidative stress with RA & with heart. Then search with NRF2 and RA & with heart. Activating your NRF2 pathways is crucial re health maintenance & disease prevention. American heart association has some studies in their journal with a natural NRF2 activator. Not many if any other herb formulas have this kind of science n studies behind them. It's all about activating & normalizing your gene expression

Colette Stevens
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My uncle just died of congestive heart failure. He had RA. Had a heart attack a couple of months ago and then died in his sleep from congestive heart failure. He was around 76 years old.

Isis Griggs
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This is scary stuff.

Isis Griggs
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RA affects all connective tissue. Blood is considered a connective tissue. Exercise, eat right, rest if and when you can, and you'll be fine. Worrying can't help.

Marti Neal
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