Which famous people have rheumatoid arthritis?
- 1 / 14. Glenn Frey.
- 2 / 14. Lucille Ball.
- 3 / 14. Tatum O’Neal.
- 4 / 14. Christiaan Barnard.
- 5 / 14. Kathleen Turner.
- 6 / 14. Camryn Manheim.
- 7 / 14. Aida Turturro.
- 8 / 14. Seamus Mullen.
Is rheumatoid arthritis a big deal? RA is a very serious autoimmune disease, in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues and causes severe joint pain, stiffness, severe fatigue, and sometimes deformity, usually in the hands, shoulders, knees, and/or feet.
Can you live a normal life with rheumatoid arthritis? “80% of sufferers can lead a normal life with the aid of medication. In the past, rheumatoid arthritis meant being condemned to a wheelchair,” says arthritis expert Daniel Aletaha from the Department of Medicine III, (Division of Rheumatology).
What is the life expectancy with rheumatoid arthritis? The average duration of disease were 10.5 years in male patients and 17.7 years in female. The average life span of the patients with RA, revealing 65.8 years in male and 63.7 years in female, were much shorter than of general population. The causes of all deaths were investigated by ourselves and/or autopsy.