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Can rheumatoid arthritis be prevented? Rheumatoid arthritis is generally viewed as an autoimmune disease arising in a joint. However, recent research supports the concept that this autoimmunity may arise initially in mucosal surfaces, such as the gums, prompted by the presence of microbes. This adds to the increasingly convincing evidence regarding periodontal disease as an important factor that triggers RA. Read more here.
Mindfulness meditation techniques "designed to reduce emotional reactivity also reduce poststress inflammatory responses and might be useful in chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and asthma." Read more here
Exposure during childhood to normal bacteria found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract may protect against developing autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis and lupus. Read more here.