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Why do I feel so tired with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Richard M. Pope, MD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Date Added: 05/02/13

Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints primarily. It's a systemic disease that affects the whole body. Within the circulation, there is inflammatory mediators. These inflammatory mediators affect the brain, and they cause fatigue, so fatigue is one of the major symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. E...
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Richard M. Pope, MD, is the Chief, Division of Medicine-Rheumatology and Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.
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