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Sun Research Institute

303 E. Quincy St. Ste101

San Antonio, TX 78215

Sun Clinical Research                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system – which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks the joints. This creates inflammation that causes the tissue that lines the inside of joints (the synovium) to thicken, resulting in swelling and pain in and around the joints. The synovium makes a fluid that lubricates joints and helps them move smoothly.

These following joint symptoms are clues to RA:

  • Joint pain, tenderness, swelling or stiffness for six weeks or longer

  • Morning stiffness for 30 minutes or longer

  • More than one joint is affected

  • Small joints (wrists, certain joints of the hands and feet) are affected

  • The same joints on both sides of the body are affected 

For more information on how to qualify for this Rheumatoid Arthritis Study call  our office at 210-227-1289