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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks flexible joints. The process produces an inflammatory response of the capsule around the joints, secondary to swelling of synovial cells, excess synovial fluid, and the development of fibrous tissue in the synovium.
Affects 1% of World's population. Women three times more often than men. Onset is most frequent between the ages of 40 and 50, but people of any age can be affected. It can be a disabling and painful condition, which can lead to substantial loss of functioning and mobility if not adequately treated

Symptoms

  • Joints become swollen, tender and warm, and stiffness limits their movement. With time RA nearly always affects multiple joints (it is a polyarthritis), most commonly small joints of the hands, feet and cervical spine, but larger joints like the shoulder and knee can also be involved.
  • Nodule like swelling around small joints. RA can also affect eyes, lungs, skin, heart and blood vessels

Treatment

  • Pain killers like NSAIDS
  • Cortisone therapy
  • Anti rheumatoid drugs

Instructions

  • Range-of-motion exercises and exercise programs prescribed by a physical therapist can delay the loss of joint function and help keep muscles strong
  • A balanced nutritious diet is recommended. It may be helpful to eating foods rich in fish oils (omega-3 fatty acids)

Homeopathic approach:

This is yet another problem which comes to us in huge numbers for treatment.We have been over the years successful in treating numerous patients,we get moderate to severe cases of RA. There are times we need to treat them with both the systems of medicine but most of the times we take care of them and we help them taper their allopathic medication and over a period of time get rid of their allopathy totally.Patients who start homeopathy in the beginning stage of the disease benefit the most