Beware of the consequences of inflammatory rheumatism (rheumatoid arthritis)!

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Inflammatory rheumatism, i.e. rheumatoid arthritis, is a disease that affects not only the joints but also the blood vessels and can lead to atherosclerosis if not treated in time. It is a chronic disease and is characterised by pain, loss of function and deformities. Patients’ daily life activities are adversely affected by pain and deformations and their quality of life decreases.

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience intense inflammatory activity during their disease. This causes patients to feel tired and weak. If patients start to isolate themselves from society and their social environment, depression tends to develop and progress. According to Dr Mehmet İlteber Bahadır, 40 percent of rheumatoid arthritis patients are under the threat of depression.

If left untreated, the disease becomes chronic and the life expectancy of patients is shortened. Patients can die as a result of gastrointestinal bleeding, cardiovascular diseases and infections. Dr Mehmet İlteber Bahadır states that other skin diseases and other rheumatic diseases are sister diseases and the basic problem is similar. Emphasising that patients should never despair, Dr Bahadır states that correct treatment and morale are very important for Inflammatory Rheumatism as in every disease.

In conclusion, Inflammatory Rheumatism is a chronic disease and can seriously affect quality of life. If left untreated, life expectancy is shortened and can lead to serious consequences. It is very important that patients keep their morale high and undergo the right treatment process.