There are nearly 690,000 people across the United Kingdom with RA. Many of these people experience chronic pain, inflammation, stiffness, reduced mobility, joint function and chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue, in particular, is an invisible symptom of the disease that can severely impact upon a person’s quality of life and ability to work.
The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) in collaboration with 2020health, a leading health think tank, have published the results from Invisible Disease: RA and Chronic Fatigue 2014, a survey of 1,954 people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), to assess the impact of chronic fatigue on their capability for work, emotional and mental health as well as the overall experience of chronic fatigue caused by their RA.
A summary of information about Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week can be found in our Good Information pages.