• Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Several factors increase the risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis such as:

  • Gender: Women are three times more likely to develop Rheumatoid Arthritis than men.
  • Age: Rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age, but it most commonly begins between the age of 40 to 60.
  • Family history: If you have a family history of Rheumatoid Arthritis, you are at an increased risk of the disease.
  • Environmental factors: Smoking, stress and exposure to silica (THREE S's) are major risk factors for development of Rheumatoid Arthritis.