Can anyone tell me what the mortality rate for RA is? Sorry I know its a bit grim to ask, but I want to know.
I came across a study which shocked me this week. It sais that the mortality rates had not gone up since the 60`s. It also said that just under 3o% of pople had died 10 years after diagnosis. It seemed to link this to the severity oif the disease and possible cardiovascular problems?
I am just learning at the moment and want to understand fully whats happened to me so I can decide how I want to try to approach life in the future.
Sorry if it is depressing to bring it up but i thought maybe more experienced ( patient experts? may have got some evidence base for this question or no where i could find out the answer.