Rheumatoid Arthritis – Its Symptoms and Cure

SauravBanerjee By SauravBanerjee, 7th Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1bc65r_j/
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic disease characterized by painful, inflamed joints. The disease can take place at any age and can affect vital organs of our body like heart, lungs, and kidneys apart from affecting the joints and muscles. Today, it is a serious matter of concern for doctors around the world as a significant portion of the population are affected by it…

Symptoms

Low grade fever, fatigue, morning stiffness, malaise, loss of weight and loss of appetite are common systemic manifestations that can be noticed in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. If you start feeling pain in the joints of your hands, wrists, feet and ankles do not neglect, for they can well be the first signs and symptoms of the disease. These smaller joints are first affected in rheumatoid arthritis. As the disease progresses, your hips, knees, elbows, shoulders and neck may also get involved. However, under usual circumstances the symptoms occur symmetrically – in the same joints on both sides of the body.

Cure

1) Exercises on a regular basis for about ten to fifteen minutes under this condition will help to keep the blood circulation going in the joints. On the contrary, taking a complete rest may also sometimes prove to be an ideal treatment procedure depending on the condition and stage of the disease.

2) Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition which can take away the capacity to remain mobile from you forever. However, controlling your diet is extremely important. Avoid fast foods and processed foods and cut down on cooking oils such as sunflower and corn. Recent researches have found that existence of Omega 6 fats in these foods and oils are very harmful to a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

3) Intake of cold water fishes like salmons, tunas and sardines possessing Omega 3 fats will prove beneficial for relieving the pain.

4) Acupuncture and Physiotherapy offered by an experienced hand can prove effective to a certain extent as well.

Unfortunately there is still no known proven cure for rheumatoid arthritis. Various types of treatment that are available at present can only alleviate the suffering of the patient. X-rays and other medical imaging techniques such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging are used for detection of rheumatoid arthritis. However, the good thing is that if it is detected early the rapid deterioration of joints can be prevented.

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Arthritis, Diseases, Health, Inflamed Joints, Loss Of Appetite, Loss Of Weight, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Omega 3 Fats, Omega 6 Fats, Rapid Deterioration Of Joints, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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