Early use of rheumatoid arthritis treatments or medications can get you moving in no time. We are all familiar with the deformities that rheumatoid arthritis, and other arthritic conditions can cause.
RA is generally associated with severe knee pain, swollen knuckles and primarily affects the synovium or lining of the joint (see pic). RA is an auto immune disease which typically afflicts some 2 million americans compared to osteoarthritis which consumes almost 50 million americans annually.
Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when body's own immune system starts to attack itself. Arthritis takes hold, and, well it's pretty much downhill from there. But don't worry, keep reading and you will find there is not only hope, but this horrible disease can be controlled.
Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout are all similar as these diseases involve a breakdown of the capsule surrounding the synovial joint which lubricates the articular cartilage and stops us from 'squeaking'. Unfortunately for us, when this capsule is ruptured we 'lose the oil' so to speak and the result is rheumatoid arthritis or gout.
That's why it is so important to take the right advice and use correct rheumatoid arthritis treatments, medications or diet.
By attacking the cause (sometimes called the rheumatoid factor), rather than the symptom we can all enjoy good health once again.
For a moment, try and think of yourself as a garden. Naturally if you don't feed your garden with fertiliser and water, things just won't work out as well as you might have planned.
It's just the same with humans. When we start and 'lose our oil' our 'garden' starts to fall apart. Conversely, if we start to feed it again, then we can expect to see better results.
Lab tests have shown that by reducing the level of CRP (C-reactive protein) through the use of natural rheumatoid arthritis treatments, that the synovial joint may be repaired and could lead to increased mobility, and a reduction of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
Some of the more common rheumatoid arthritis symptoms consist of swelling of the joints, feeling tired, stiffness and pain in the joint, poor sleep patterns, localised tenderness, weight loss and difficulty in moving. Advanced arthritis sufferers may experience muscular weakness and/or a general ache, lowering of aerobic fitness and a loss of flexibility.
Some of the more common rheumatoid arthritis medications and treatments are prescription drugs such as TNF Blockers, Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), Biologic response modifiers (a type of DMARD) Glucocorticoids, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and good old Analgesics (painkillers) (read this article to learn more about the side effects of rheumatoid arthritis drugs).
Don't worry, there is hope. We have natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis and we know how to fight fire with fire! Please click here for some diet recipes and to see what Dr Oz has to say about an amazing fruit that is now commercially available in juice form.
Getting out and about is a great way to start. Try going for a walk two or three times a week. Studies have shown that the gentle art of Thai Chi may be benefical to arthritis sufferers. (click here for more natural remedies and rheumatoid arthritis treatments)