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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment options for everyone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Natural and alternative treatment for rheumatoid arthritis options.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment options for everyone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Natural and alternative treatment for rheumatoid arthritis options.

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    • Rheumatoid Arthritis Best Known Treatments
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments Rheumatoid arthritis is on the increase on a global scale and more and more people are looking for ways to cure this debilitating disease.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments From a conventional medical viewpoint, it is an autoimmune disease that cannot be cured, and only the symptoms can be treated. In other words taking painkillers is all you can really do.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments But the question is: Is that the only option for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?  An autoimmune disease  A chronic ailment  Affects both men and women  Results when immune system of body mistakenly attacks the thin membrane lining the joints called synovium  Can cause permanent deformity and joint destruction
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments If the patient does not undergo treatment, the disease can potentially lead to bone and joint damage, eventually causing disability.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments Characteristics of Rheumatoid Arthritis  Can begin anytime in life  Speed of onset is relatively rapid and can be anywhere within a few weeks to months  Painful, swollen and stiff joints  Duration of morning stiffness lasts longer than 1 hour
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Characteristics of Rheumatoid Arthritis Characteristics of Rheumatoid Arthritis  Affects small and large joints on both sides of the body (symmetrical), such as both hands, both wrists or elbows, or the balls of both feet  Frequent fatigue and a general feeling of being ill are present
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments A Closer Look at Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments Characteristics of Rheumatoid Arthritis People suffering from this ailment are also at a greater risk to develop and suffer from other diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease. This is why it is important for people who are suffering from this ailment to work with their doctor and submit to a suitable rheumatoid arthritis treatment.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments What are the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Some of the common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis that you should watch out for are the following:  Morning stiffness which lasts for at least one hour.  Swelling and pain in the joints, which usually occurs for at least 6 weeks.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments What are the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?  Flu-like symptoms such as fatigue and fever may also be present.  Inflammation on affected areas.  Fluid accumulating in joints that were affected, especially in areas within the ankle.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments Although this chronic disease oftentimes develop in joints located in wrists and knuckles, the joints at the knees, as well as joints found on the ball of the foot are also usually affected. Other joints that can be affected by rheumatoid arthritis include those in the cervical spine, shoulders, elbows, jaw or temporomandibular, and even those joints located between the inner ear.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments What is the Cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis? While its cause is not entirely known, it has been suspected that genetics and environment play a major role. Scientific researchers believe that genetics predispose some groups of individuals to rheumatoid arthritis. Within this group, environmental factors, viruses and bacteria can trigger the development of the disease. If you have a high predisposition to this ailment, then working with your doctor to get the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis should be top priority.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments Some of the Best Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis  Conventional Medications  Alternative Treatment  Surgical Procedures  Lifestyle Change
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments Conventional Medications This is by far the most broadly used approach in treating this chronic ailment and involves the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, corticosteroids, disease- modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or DMARDs, immune suppressants, and biologic agents.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments Alternative Treatment There are many types of alternative treatment for rheumatoid arthritis available for patients who have been suffering from the painful symptoms. Patients can always turn to supplements and herbs to acupuncture and balneotherapy.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments Surgical Procedures In cases where the joints have already been severely damaged, then surgical procedures may have to be performed. The success rate of this type of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis varies, with the most successful ones usually performed on the hips and knees.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments Lifestyle Change As with many methods of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, the need to undergo a lifestyle change is also necessary for patients suffering from this ailment. Regular exercise consisting of aerobic, and flexibility or range of motion exercises can help relieve the pain brought about by the ailment.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments Proper exercise works best with a healthy diet. Consuming a daily diet that is high in antioxidants and low in saturated fat can definitely help patients who are undergoing conventional or alternative treatment.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Best Known Treatments For more information on how to treat rheumatoid arthritis effectively, visit the rheumatoid arthritis treatment site and read more about the disease and the various treatment options that you have. Copyright © http://rheumatoidarthritistreatmentblog.com/