Thanks for your question. We will answer you soon.
Will my symptoms get worse with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Michele Meltzer, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Date Added: 05/22/13

We are lucky that we have good therapies, but one of the reasons we treat people very aggressively who have rheumatoid arthritis is a natural history is that it is progressive . Not only do the symptoms get worse, but you can have joint destruction and other organs other than the joints can be invol...
---------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------
Dr. Michele Meltzer, MD, joined the staff of Thomas Jefferson University in 2007. She is currently working with ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) East Africa to improve opportunities to learn about rheumatic disease in Africa as well as India. She has been active in rheumatology professional societies including the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and the American College of Rheumatology.
Have Additional Questions About RA?
Get answers from our physicians
Thank you for your question, and for helping us make this RA Community more robust and helpful to patients like yourself. We'll be in touch soon.