Gout, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and spondyloarthropathies are some of the rheumatic diseases which can cause joint pain, reduced mobility, swelling, stiffness, joint deformity and chronic fatigue. Autoimmunity plays an important role in causing these conditions. Arthritis can be a manifestation of different diseases. The World Health Organisation’s states that five in 1,000 Malaysians suffer from arthritis, however, it is still poorly understood by many. While there’s currently no cure for arthritis, understanding the underlying cause can make a world of difference through early detection and treatment. Here we share the most common symptoms for three common types of rheumatic diseases that cause arthritis. It should be noted that symptoms may vary based on each individual. Thus, consult a rheumatology specialist to assess your condition.
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