Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications & Sun Exposure

Quite a number of people have found themselves to be diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. It is not the end of the world and that doesn’t render you useless. You are capable of working and living the best of your life. But, it is a disease that can be treated and managed. Continue reading this article to understand what you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis.

About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disorder which causes swelling, inflammation and pain in and around the joints on both sides of the body. In some cases, the damage could affect the skin, lungs, heart and eyes etc. Some of the signs are also tiredness and lack of energy, a poor appetite and weight loss. According to medical researchers, it is said to be caused by the immune system attacking healthy body tissue thereby resulting in weak joints.

However while treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, some of the drugs prescribed have side effects as a result of exposure to rays of sun. Patients who take these drugs may now develop skin burns and irritation [1].