Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes your own body's immune system to attack the tissue lining of the joints. An inflammatory disease of the joints that sometimes can disable the patient. This can lead to inflammation of the joints, muscles, affecting the surrounding world. As the result of inflammation, this causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in various joints of the body.

In rheumatoid arthritis, treatment, doctors generally prefer to use drugs. However, you have to face the potential side effects, especially if they depend too much to the relief of pain. You can consider natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. She almost does not cause side effects. You can use several methods to deal with pain more effectively.

A nutrient diet can help you manage the painful condition of arthritis. However, some foods can worsen the arthritic condition. For example, eating a lot of red meat may promote the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritic many victims can not afford gluten, gliadin, and dairy goods. Medical documents show that a fast two weeks with vegetable broth can help reduce the signs of arthritis. Medical documents showing that the diet is abundant in cold-water fish can reduce inflammation. So take in large amounts of fruits and vegetables, and foods that are low in arachidonic acid (animal fat) for pain relief.

Herbs can help reduce the painful condition due to rheumatoid arthritis. Despite the fact that the herbs as food, have demonstrated its effectiveness as an aid in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Valerian is a botanical medicinal plant that has a strong possibility that they may heal muscle and joint pain. Ginger, curcumin, and boswellia are often used as natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. In Ayurveda, its use is essential to reduce inflammation. If you decide to use botanical supplements, always at the request of lawyers from your doctor.

Dietary supplements such as fish oil can naturally treat rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil has high amounts of two omega-3: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These omega fatty acids may produce compounds that reduce the inflammatory condition. However, they can slow the progression of the disease.

Glucosamine is a kind of amino sugar, the fluid that surrounds the joints. Doctors believe it may help in the development and repair cartilage. Cartilage is an elastic tissue, but strong clothes that the ends of bones. This will not allow the bones to rub against each other, and absorbs the impact force… Chondroitin sulfate is a compound found in cartilage around the joints. It is part of a larger protein molecule (proteoglycan). It is responsible for the elasticity of cartilage. Glucosamine encourage and stimulate the development and reconstruction of the articular cartilage, while chondroitin sulfate prevents other body enzymes to slow the building blocks of joint cartilage.

Despite the fact that you can opt for natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, they should complement and not replace conventional care. Rheumatoid arthritis is not easy to treat. Even if you opt for natural methods, you should maintain regular visits to a rheumatologist to attend to serious complications.

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24 thoughts on “Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. Rain

    How is Rheumatoid Arthritis found in the blood?
    I was tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis, I don’t understand how it is found in the blood because i was blood tested for it.

    1. Blazer85

      They usually just test for what’s called RF (or, rheumatoid factor). It is not really specific to rheumatoid arthritis, but many people with rheumatoid arthritis will be positive for RF. Anti-CCP is another substance in the blood that can be measured. Again, it is not specific to rheumatoid arthritis, but it is a pretty good indicator that you may have rheumatoid arthritis if the anti-CCP is positive.

  2. Astrangers L

    Do pregnant woman who have Rheumatoid Arthritis can deliver the baby safely without dying?
    I would like to know if a woman is pregnant and she has rheumatoid arthritis would the pain kill her while giving birth or after.How long a person with that illness can live?

    1. Isis

      Yes a pregnant woman with RA can safely deliver a baby. I myself did it twice. 😉 People with Rheumatoid Arthritis can live just as long as “normal” healthy people just perhaps not as comfortably.

      Take care and peace to you!

  3. Lauren V

    What’s a good knee brace for jogging with rheumatoid arthritis?
    Last year I began jogging everyday and after about two months of it my rheumatoid arthritis kicked in and my knee swelled up to the point of not being able to bend it. Currently I do lower impact cardio activities but I really enjoyed running and I want to start again. Does anyone know of a good knee brace that will potentially help with the high impact of running so that it does not cause too much stress on my knee?

    1. Andrew G.

      I actually have a leg deformity that causes my leg to dislocate whenever I run. I bought Futuro Sports Brace and it keeps my knee balanced and in check. Rheumatoid arthritis causes swelling and inflammation, not dislocations however. So I’m not sure if there is such a brace.

      Best of wishes,
      Andrew G.

  4. Karly

    What is rheumatoid arthritis an inflammation of?
    I need help finishing this question for an anatomy class – can anyone help me? 🙂

    In rheumatoid arthritis, the initial pathology is inflammation of the _____.

    The question is true or false, and the answer already filled in is bursae; is that right? And, if not, what should I change it to? Thank you!

  5. dispirited_princess

    What will happen if I do not take medication for my Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Other than the obvious pain, stiffness, inflammation, ect, what will happen to me if I do not take medication for my Rheumatoid Arthritis? Short term and long term?

    1. ★☆✿❀

      You very well may develop joint damage that is irreversible. If you google “rheumatoid arthritis hands” this is an example of what the joint damage can look like. I’ve also heard of people with RA who’ve gone a long time without it being diagnosed and treated. One lady I know has had it spread to her organs, including her lungs and brain.

      I’d recommend taking your medication.


  6. Ceferina G

    where is rheumatoid arthritis most common in the world?
    and i have a few more questions how do you prevent rheumatoid arthritis and if you anyone knows any websites where i can find out these answers it would be really helpful. because i need to do a project on this and this is all i need. oh and what is the life expectancy if someone has r.a.

  7. Michelle

    What can i do if i have rheumatoid arthritis and it affected mr right eye?
    i have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis what can i do for my eye? i am one eye drops but what else can i eat or do to get better.

    1. Satyajeet Pawar

      Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks the joints producing an inflammatory synovitis that often progresses to destruction of the articular cartilage and ankylosis of the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis can also produce diffuse inflammation in the lungs, pericardium, pleura, and sclera, and also nodular lesions, most common in subcutaneous tissue under the skin. Although the cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, autoimmunity plays a pivotal role in its chronicity and progression. SO it is suggested that you take proper treatment as early as possible to avoide joint dammages (can use Homeopathy , it helps).

  8. *|Ms Girlz|* BLueBe|2|2y

    Do certain illegal drugs cause early Rheumatoid Arthritis, or any type of bone deterioration more than others?
    I know all illegal drugs are bad, but are certain ones known to cause Rheumatoid Arthritis, or any type of bone deterioration, over others? I have used a few in the past, and now at 22, I am suffering from an advanced case of bone damage in my hands. I have also been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Please help with real facts, Rather than just “Drugs are bad”. I will be picking the best answer. Thanks!

    1. cypheron

      It doesn’t sound drug related. Caffeine and any number of other things will leech calcium from your bones, but it shouldn’t hit you at 22. It sounds like repeated exposure to hydrofluoric acid more than anything else. I’m not aware of any drugs that are suspected to cause rheumatoid arthritis.

      Realistically, the only way for any illegal drugs to damage you like this is if they make you neglect your health. But if you want more insight, it would help if you list the drugs you’ve taken and any other problems associated with them.

  9. supergirl3009

    Is there a link betweenn diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis?
    I have rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes runs in my family. Is there a link between diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis? My RA breaks down the immune system.

  10. Chance

    How do you know Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is destroying you?
    I have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and i was diagnosed at three. I am currently 17 and my arthritis has brought me to the point in my life where i need a hip replacement. My family are constantly telling me i am letting the disease destroy me, and people at school think i am one of the most positive and emotional strong people they have ever met. Who is right?

  11. arun

    What would be the esr value in rheumatoid arthritis?
    My aso titres were 350,420 and 511 respectively in 3 months. But my esr value s 3 mm/hr. Can i suspect rheumatoid arthritis ?

    1. ★☆✿❀

      Your ESR value is very low. Different labs have different normal values and the normal values depend on your age and gender.

      I know for me, being a female and under the age of 50, the values between 0-20 are considered normal. A female over 50, the values from 0-30 are considered normal. I’m unsure about males, but it’s similar.

      I don’t know much about ASO, but that seems to be related to Strep Throat.

      A low ESR doesn’t rule out Rheumatoid Arthritis, but it suggests that there is not a lot of inflammation in your blood.


  12. Anonymous

    How can I help out my girlfriend with rheumatoid arthritis?
    My girlfriend has been suffering with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for most of her life and it just tears me apart to see her in so much pain. She takes medication for it but still never feels great. I feel so useless not being able to help her with the pain, I’ve asked her if I can help but she always says “its fine”. Are there any ways I can really help her??

    Thanks in advance.
    By the way, we’re both fifteen, if it helps at all.

    1. Jacob

      There are several things that you and your girlfriend can be doing to help deal with arthritis pain.

      For those with arthritis, preforming regular low impact exercises, such as walking or certain water sports, is very important. Regular safe exercise will help strengthen muscles, as well as improve flexibility and stamina. Often, arthritis pain comes from being inactive for too long, so this is also helped by exercise.

      Eating healthily is also important, which means not loading up on junk foods and making an effort to get the proper vitamins and nutrients, especially Vitamin D.

      Both exercise and diet can be very effective at helping to deal with arthritis pain, so as her boyfriend, you can help keep her motivated and push her to keep working.

      Another thing you can do is help her to learn to live with her arthritis. Learning to live with arthritis is important, because there is no cure for the diseases and there are going to be some things that are more difficult to do.

      You can start by making a list of things that your girlfriend has difficulty doing because of her arthritis or that cause her arthritis pain. Then, try to find ways of making these tasks easier.

      As an example, many people have difficulty cooking, so finding more efficient ways of cooking, is often one of the biggest problems faced by those with arthritis. Of course, everyone is different, so the ways it affects her life will vary.

  13. gravytrain036

    What is a REALLY awesome gift helpful to someone with rheumatoid arthritis in their knee and shoulder?
    One of my family members has really bad rheumatoid arthritis (to the point where she can not get out of the bed some days) and I want to know what I can buy that would be of the most use to her.

    Thank you SO MUCH for your help !

    1. MisMischievous

      You sound like you really care about this relative. If that is so, then you don’t really have to buy anything. Why not make her some personal coupons/gift certificates for your services. Things like “One hour of _________” being whatever she likes to do…a game, reading, straightening up around the house, and so on. That’s much better than anything you could buy. Don’t you think?

  14. Chance

    How do you know Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is destroying you?
    I have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and i was diagnosed at three. I am currently 17 and my arthritis has brought me to the point in my life where i need a hip replacement. My family are constantly telling me i am letting the disease destroy me, and people at school think i am one of the most positive and emotional strong people they have ever met. Who is right?

    i baby-sit the majority of the week and i am at school Monday-Friday (sometimes Saturday) and i have a 90% attendance.

  15. Jillian

    Does anyone know of a support group for people suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    I live in Lubbock Texas and recently found out I have Rheumatoid Arthritis I’m only 18 and I’m having a really hard time dealing with this. It’s ruining my life and I just want to talk to other people who are going through this.

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