Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that affects about 400,000 people in the UK.
It’s an autoimmune condition, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints.
Common rheumatoid arthritis symptoms include swelling, joint pain, and have warm, red skin over the affected area.
But you could also be at risk of rheumatoid arthritis if you have a persistent dry mouth, it’s been revealed.
If you have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, you’re also at increased risk of Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder whose main symptoms are dry mouth and eye
People with rheumatoid arthritis are at risk of some symptoms in other parts of their body, including in their mouth.
They’re more at risk of an autoimmune condition, known as Sjogren’s syndrome.
The condition’s main symptoms include dry mouth and dry eyes, said the Arthritis Foundation.
“Everyone has a dry mouth now and then – from nerves, stress, too much exercise or too little water,” it said.
“But if your dry mouth doesn’t go away – no matter how much H2O you drink – the problem may lie with your salivary glands.
“If you have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, you’re also at increased risk of Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder whose main