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    Can rheumatoid arthritis cause weight gain?

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    Dr Anna Dorai Raj

    Rheumatologist

    Completed Rheumatology Training in 1998 and started working in Private Practice in 1999 in Canberra. Visiting Medical Officer at Canberra Hospital. Lecturer at Australian National … View Profile

    Not directly. By impairing the mobility of the person, especially if it
    affects joints in the lower limbs, it can cause weight gain due to reduced activity. It will not cause weight gain on its own.

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