A practical question-and-answer guide addressing the most common concerns about rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis, affecting nearly 7 million people in the United States. This debilitating disease of the immune system affects four times as many women as men. Written by a leading expert on autoimmune diseases, this book is an invaluable resource that answers the most frequently asked questions about rheumatoid arthritis. It educates the reader on what the disease is, its causes, symptoms, and treatments, including revolutionary new drugs, herbs, and conventional remedies. Bibliography. Index.