Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a complex condition, which can make the ways it manifests feel unexpected or confusing. Although many people believe that rheumatoid arthritis only affects the joints, it can also affect other organs, and the ways that symptoms present can vary widely.
We spoke with Dr. Daniel Solomon, MD, MPH, and he answered questions from our Mighty community members about rheumatoid arthritis.
Here are answers to some of your most pressing RA questions. Responses have been lightly edited for clarity. Q: How does rheumatoid arthritis affect a patient’s kidneys and/or pancreas? Solomon: In patients with severe or untreated rheumatoid arthritis, there can be a buildup of amyloid, which can impact the kidneys and in rare