Healthy Living

The Unexpected Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoporosis or other bone disorders

RA puts you at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, which is a condition that causes thinning and weakening of the bones. In addition, being physically inactive or leading a sedentary lifestyle can increase your risk for osteoporosis. Symptoms of the condition include broken bones, back pain, and a change in posture. If you start to experience any of these symptoms, you should ask your doctor for a bone density test in order to determine the onset of osteoporosis. He or she may even recommend calcium or vitamin D supplements to help prevent bone loss.