Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease whereby the body reacts to native joints in the hands and feet resulting in swelling, pain and deformity. The disease if left untreated can be debilitating. The issue of autoimmune disease and inflammation are widely known to be linked.
Lupus is an autoimmune condition believed to have links to environmental exposures and inflammation. The condition presents with joint pains, fatigue, organ dysfunction, rashes and immune suppression. It is a potentially fatal disease if left untreated and at the very least will severely affect quality of life when left unaddressed.