Discussions By Condition: Arthritis

Inheriting Arthritis

Posted In: Arthritis 2 Replies
  • Posted By: slaps2303
  • February 14, 2008
  • 06:07 PM

My mother had severe Rhemetoid Arthritis and eventually passed away from complications of that( I think). Am I at risk for developing it also? I do have joint pain but I think it is from being overweight. Sometimes I wonder though.

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  • My mother had severe Rhemetoid Arthritis and eventually passed away from complications of that( I think). Am I at risk for developing it also? I do have joint pain but I think it is from being overweight. Sometimes I wonder though. Yes. You are at risk. A simple blood test can make your worrying go away.
    Strype 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's better to show your family doctor as early as possible because arthritis have the possibilities to transfer from parent to child.
    Andy02 1 Replies Flag this Response
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