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Can symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis be mild or severe?

The severity and course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) varies from person to person, and symptoms may come and go (called flares and remissions). Although RA is generally a progressive condition (worsening with time), most treatments now focus on slowing or even stopping its progression in addition to reducing symptoms.

Left untreated -- or undertreated -- as many as 50% of people with RA will experience some degree of disability, so early, aggressive treatment is key.

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