Pregnancy and Arthritis

Your Health Minute

 

If mom has arthritis children more likely to suffer with severe conditions.

In Your Health Minute, New research from Denmark finds children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis, may be at risk for chronic illness.

25 years of data shows children whose mothers had arthritis were almost three times more likely to develop it themselves.

They also has an increased risk of thyroid disease and epilepsy.

Experts say pediatricians should monitor these children closely for early symptoms.

 

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