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What causes rheumatoid arthritis?

hi my name is uma and i am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.i am 36 year's old.i am suffering from this since past two years.before 2 year's doc gave me a steroid after that i was ok for nearly 1 year.from the past 1 year again i am severly suffering from this,i am staying in kalpakkam [atomic power station] there is a lot of radiation leakage in our area,after coming here my pains started again,is radiation a reason for my pains. could it be safe if i stay here ?will this affect my lifespan?
Tue, 13 Jan 2015
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hello,
there is no data to suggest that radiation is directly related to arthritis.
however it may overall be related to poor health.
however you need to be on proper treatment for RA, irrespective of where you stay.
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