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What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?


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What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

  1. 1. Nearly 1% of the world’s population has rheumatoid arthritis with women 3 times more prone toget it than men. People of all ages can be affected but onset is most frequent between the agesof 40 and 50. What is rheumatoid arthritis?Many people mistakenly believe that RA is an older persons disease however, it typicallyappears between the ages of 25 and 50. The most common symptoms include feeling weakand tired, fever, weight loss, inflammation of the joints and joint pain. Although, there is no cure,the disease can be managed effectively if diagnosed and treated early. What Is Rheumatoid Factor?When you’re being tested for rheumatoid arthritis, the doctor is testing for the presence ofsomething called rheumatoid factor. Here’s a brief explanation of what rheumatoid factor reallyis.Rheumatoid Arthritis DefinitionRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease where the white cells and antibodyproteins in your blood, that usually fight infections, attack flexible (synovial) joints instead. Thiscauses chronic inflammation (pain, heat, swelling and tenderness) of the lining of the joints andof the sheaths around tendons. Hands, feet and knees are usually affected with stiffness in thejoints, especially in the morning. Eventually, the inflammation may lead to a thinning of thecartilage covering the ends of your bones which may wear away the bone. RA can affect otherparts of your body, such as organs, but this is less common.Diagnosing Rheumatoid ArthritisIt is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms, physical examination, X-rays and labs. Howeverthe American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the European League Against Rheumatism(EULAR) use classification criteria for the purpose of rheumatoid arthritis research. Diagnosisand long-term management are usually performed by rheumatologists who are experts in joint,muscle and bone diseases. 1/6
  2. 2. Arthritis | Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Signs & Diagnosis | – Recognising and diagnosing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis asearly as possible makes a real difference to the quality of life of patients. In this video Jean’sstory is highlighted. Jean lived with the symptoms of arthritis for many years before hercondition was properly diagnosed although she is now receiving effective treatment forrheumatoid arthritis. Also in this video the signs, symptoms and causes of rheumatoid arthritisare highlighted by Dr. Graham Davenport, who goes on to emphasise the importance of earlydiagnosis and advises what symptoms to look out for in your everyday life. Subscribe toStreaming Well: Find us on: Like us Follow us on: Follow us on: Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms VideoSymptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are pain, swelling, redness and stiffness. Other symptoms ofrheumatoid arthritis may include fatigue, lack of appetite, low grade fever and muscle aches. Dr.Dahlman’s all natural protocol combines food allergy testing and all natural supplements to helpyou conquer rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.Rheumatoid Arthritis ManagementWhile autoimmunity plays a pivotal role in both the chronic and progressive nature ofrheumatoid arthritis, the cause of rheumatoid arthritis is still unknown. There is no cure for thedisease but there are ways to manage it. It can be a disabling and painful condition butadequate treatment can help prevent substantial loss of functioning and mobility. Gary Owens, MD, Talks About Trends in RA ManagementGary Owens, MD, Gary Owens Associates, says that trends in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)management are coming from the new 2012 American College of Rheumatology guidelines thatcall for earlier and more aggressive treatment of new patients as well as patients who are notdoing well on existing therapies. 2/6
  3. 3. Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain – How to Take Free Ebook available right now on the website! My brotherwas hit by rheumatoid arthritis in his early 30?s. That spurred me on to look for answers – Ihope you find yours. Be well and get the changes you deserve – remember: For things tochange, YOU have to change… I wish you and your family good health. – created atanimoto.comRheumatoid Arthritis Treatment OptionsVarious treatments are available that are either pharmacological or non-pharmacological innature. Rheumatoid arthritisA rheumatologist describes the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease ofthe joints, its most common symptoms and the treatment options available.Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications Arthritis Drug Market (painkillers) and anti-inflammatory drugs (including steroids) help suppress thesymptoms while antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are used to inhibit the underlying immuneprocess to prevent long-term damage.The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment ofRheumatoid Arthritis. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for,the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners …..Source 3/6
  4. 4. Rheumatoid Arthritis MedicationsNatural Remedies For Rheumatoid ArthritisNon-pharmacological treatment such as nutritional and physical therapies, orthoses andoccupational therapy can be affective in managing rheumatoid arthritis but do not stop theprogression of joint destruction. Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis with Natural Medicine – Dr. Barker, NDSee – Naturopathic Doctor Simon Barker – –explains how Naturopathic medicine, a subset of alternative medicine (or natural medicine), isable to reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis. Produced by Larry Cook. arthritis rheumatoid rheumatoidarthritis… Effectively Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis with Natural Medicine by Dr. AngelaAgrios, – Naturopathic Doctor Angela Agrios (Pacific Palisades, CA) explainshow Naturopathic Medicine is able to reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis.Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Groups Arthritis Support Group – DailyStrength over 3123 friendly, supportive people sharing their experiences with Rheumatoid_Arthritis.Real help from real people.Rheumatoid Arthritis Community: Support Group 4/6
  5. 5. Living with RA is a daily struggle with pain, swelling, stiffness and feelingoverwhelmed. Get support here.Local Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Groups | Don’t miss this … 16, 2010 … Rheumatoid Arthritis support groups: A great idea? Three years ago, a fewfrustrating phone calls and I gave up trying to start a local …Arthritis Support Groups | Support Groups for Rheumatoid Arthritis … groups have been beneficial to many people living with chronic diseases such asrheumatoid arthritis (RA). Studies show arthritis support groups can …Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group 20, 2007 … The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group is a community of patients, familymembers and friends dedicated to dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis, together.Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group, Blog, and Forum – RA Chicks Fit With Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA can make moving let alone exercise hard to keep inyour lifestyle. Our Fitness and Exercise Center is there to help you …SoCal Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group … goal is to connect with fellow RA & AI heroes who are on the same rollercoaster ride in aneffort to provide insight, support & encouragement. We also hope …Online support groups for rheumatoid arthritis patients – Examiner.com 5/6
  6. 6. Jul 17, 2012 … Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating autoimmune disease, and having it can make you a hermit in your home. There are online support … Check Out The Full Indepth Details Here: What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? 6/6Powered by TCPDF (