16 Early Warning Signs Of Rheumatoid Arthritis You Might Be Ignoring

Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation and pain in the joints. It also causes problems in other parts of the body. But wait a second, how do you know if you’re suffering from rheumatoid arthritis at its early stages? Well, this video will help you with exactly that.

Can fatigue be a sign? How about dry eyes? Can you become depressed? We’re talking about all that AND more…

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Intro – 0:00
Fatigue – 00:24
Fever – 01:06
Weight Loss – 01:32
Joint warmth – 02:04
Joint swelling – 02:20
Morning stiffness – 02:54
Sweating – 03:40
Depression – 03:53
Redness of joints – 04:27
Joint tenderness – 04:43
Dry eyes – 05:07
Joint pain – 05:40
Joint pain symmetry – 06:31
Lung problems – 07:03
Tingling and numbness – 07:45
Difficulty carrying out everyday activities – 08:05


1. Fatigue
Before other symptoms kick in, a person with rheumatoid arthritis feels extremely tired and weak.

2. Fever
Fever is one of those subtle arthritis symptoms you may miss or attribute to something else.

3. Weight Loss
We often celebrate weight loss as this admirable thing. The problem is it’s often a red flag. Weight loss can be due to hyperthyroidism, diabetes, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.

4. Joint Warmth
As the blood flow from our capillaries widens, our joints feel warm to the touch. This warmth may be present whether the skin is reddish or not. Joint warmth can be a prominent sign of rheumatoid arthritis.

5. Joint Swelling
Swollen hands and feet are a typical sign of rheumatoid arthritis. If the stiffness lasts for six weeks or more, it's time to talk to a doctor.

6. Morning Stiffness
This is so common, it's become one of the main signs to look out for. If the stiffness persists for an hour or more after waking up, it can be alarming.

7. Sweating
Heat intolerance and excessive sweating are also signs of rheumatoid arthritis.

8. Depression
Since rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition, it can lead to depression.

9. Redness Of Joints
A change in the color around the joints of our hands and feet is also a confirmed sign of rheumatoid arthritis.

10. Joint Tenderness
Rheumatoid arthritis is not only a disease of the bones and joints, it also affects tissues throughout the body, damaging blood vessels, nerves, and tendons.

11. Dry Eyes
The most common eye-related symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis is dryness. Dry eyes are prone to infection.

12. Joint Pain
Pain is the main issue for people with rheumatoid arthritis. Joint pain is distressing, and has an impact on both your physical and mental state.

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