RA & Microbiome

Does rheumatoid arthritis originate as mucosal inflammation in an extra-articular location? Read why many believe this is the case.

Environmental factors are believed to play a major role in the pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Current studies examine how smoking, food, drugs and infections may interact with the Microbiome to set off and maintain active disease.

Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis are both chronic inflammatory disease which demonstrate similarities in terms of mechanism, histopathology and demography. An association between these conditions has been demonstrated previously but has been called into question more recently….

Dental hygiene (or the lack thereof) may be a source of infections driving autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases, including RA. Time to see your dentist, and regularly.

The composition of mouth bacteria changes when people smoke, but it appears to return to its previous state after quitting. Bacteria that cause tooth decay increase, for example.

Smoking is so bad for so many things. In the case of RA, one way it can affect disease is through alteration of the Microbiome in the mouth.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic, inflammatory, and autoimmune disorder. Gut microbiota play an important role in the etiology of RA. With the considerable progress made in next-generation sequencing techniques, the identified gut microbiota difference between RA patients and healthy individu…

A closer look at the bugs in our gut, in health and in disease. RA, in this case.