Rheumatoid Arthritis Question

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RA caused by genetics, smoking and a virus. You?

So perhaps you've read articles theorizing about what causes RA. Here's one:https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/causes/environm...

To summarize, it is thought that often three things come together : a genetic component, smoking (incl second hand smoke) and triggered by a virus like Epstein Barre, Lyme etc.
So my question to you folks is can you see these three things contributing to YOUR case? Myself, there is RA in my father's family, I grew up in a house filled with… read more

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Quite possibly! I was exposed to secondhand smoke everyday on the school bus for two hours a day and had the Epstein virus pretty bad at 31yrs and… read more

posted 29 days ago
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