Rheumatoid Arthritis [RA] Homoepathy

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Rheumatoid Arthritis [RA] Homoepathy

Rheumatoid Arthritis [RA] Homoepathy

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?[RA]

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease and a form of chronic arthritis which causes pain, stiffness, swelling, deformity, and loss of functions of the joints.
This condition can also affect other organs of the body [skin, lungs, heart, blood vessels].
This arthritis can involve any joints but is more common in hands and wrist joints.
Females are more frequently affected than males.
It starts in middle age [ 20 to 40yrs ] and is most common in old age.
RA can also affect body parts like the lungs, eyes, mouth besides joints.
There are periods of flare-ups and remissions [symptoms free] in this disease.

Causes of rheumatoid arthritis [RA]:
• Causes of RA are unclear but abnormal immune responses like the body‘s own immune system make antibodies against own body tissue which finally leads to destruction or can damage the joints.

• Another cause can be genetic susceptibility as most of the cases can occur due to inherited tendency.

• Sometimes hormonal changes too can be responsible for RA.

• Emotional Stress and smoking can also trigger RA.

• Prolonged SILICA inhalation can also lead to RA.
The rheumatoid factor is an antibody that is found in the blood of 80% of people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis [RA]
• Inactive phase there will be joint redness, pain, stiffness, swelling, and tenderness.

• Pain and stiffness worsens after the rest period.

• Small joints like the wrist, fingers, and elbows are more commonly involved.

• Round painless nodules under the skin.

• Restricted joints functions.

• Fever

• In later stages Joints deformity in hands and fever.

Complications of rheumatoid arthritis [RA]
• RA can damage the lung tissue.
• can cause inflammation of the blood vessels.
• carpel tunnel syndrome .
• heart affection like pericarditis and myocardial infarction.

 

DO’S AND DON’TS OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS:
• Regular exercise is must… Try to build four types of exercise into your daily routine: strengthening, aerobics, range of motion, balance, and agility with the help of a physiotherapist even if you exercise only 15 to 30 minutes a day you “ill feel better .

• Being overweight can worsen your pains so always maintain a healthy weight it will ease your pains.

• Avoid processed food.

• Include more fruits and colorful vegetables [spinach, carrot, onion] and fibers like oats, nuts, beans in diet which can reduce inflammation and pain.

• Olive oil also has anti-inflammatory properties.

• Food rich in omega -3 –fatty acids such as certain fish, walnuts, soybeans, and flax-seeds are good to reduce inflammation.

• Quit smoking and Cut down alcohol consumption.

• Avoid activities that have high impact and repetitive motions such as running, jumping.

• Acute pains can be relieved by applying heating pads.

• Avoid lifting heavyweights.

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