Rheumatoid arthritis (formerly known as chronic polyarthritis) is an autoimmune disease whose cause has not yet been fully understood. According to current knowledge, both genetic readiness and environmental factors (such as smoking or periodontitis) play an important role in the development of the disease.
Facts and figures around the disease
In principle, anyone can develop rheumatoid arthritis regardless of age
The characteristic feature of the disease is that it occurs in relapses, with symptom-free phases alternating with phases of severe discomfort.
In the further course
Aims of the treatment
A well balanced, low meat diet, regular sporting activity, nicotine abstention
Do you have rheumatism or do you suspect rheumatoid arthritis?
Your current therapy shows no improvement?
Or are you wondering whether you can reduce your rheumatism medication?
You have gingivitis or bleeding gums?
... and pain in the (finger) joints?
With us you can test your immune system within a quick test.
Rheumatism and sport - is that possible?
Do you have rheumatism and feel the first restrictions in your mobility? In a current study, we are investigating whether a targeted exercise programme helps you to maintain your physical activity.