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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Facts

  • 1% of the population in the UK live with Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Approximately 580,000 people are suffering every day with this chronic and progressive disease
  • It is an autoimmune condition that not only affects the joints but all the major organs as well. 
  • The NHS spend around £560 million a year treating people with this condition. 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis affects women three times more than men, the reason for this is down to hormones.

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either. - Jack Benny