RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune, chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints including those in the hands and feet.
RA mainly affects the joint capsules causing painful swelling and this condition if it persists over long periods of time, the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint erosion resulting in bone deformities.
The saddest part is that there is no complete cure for rheumatoid arthritis and since it is progressive physiotherapy and medication can help a lot to slow down the progression and especially rheumatoid arthritis treatment by ayurveda can treat all symptoms effectively. But if the condition is chronic it can last for many years or be lifelong.

Signs and symptoms of Rheumatism

• Joint pain
• Swelling warmth
• Redness
• Stiffness {especially during the morning hours and after prolonged sitting.}
• Fatigue
• Weight loss
• Poor appetite
• dry eyes
• Sweating
• chest pain

Ayurveda Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment 

RA has 4 stages.
Stage 1 : Early RA
Stage 2: Antibodies develop and swelling worsens
Stage 3: Symptoms are visible
Stage 4: Bones fuse

There is no complete cure for RA. But recent research shows that remission of symptoms is less when treatment begins early with medications.
Lines of treatment adopted are drugs targeted for immunosuppressants which will help to reduce the trigger inflammation.

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 Ayurveda Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment in ayurvedic way begins with a doctor’s supervision, and many  of the modifications in dietary and exercise related changes.

Panchakarma therapies

As any ayurveda arthritis treatment RA also can be managed well in ayurveda with panchakarma therapies, internal medications and physiotherapy. As the disease progresses, the inflamed synovium invades the cartilage and later bone of the joint.
Panchakarma treatment reduces the stiffness, pain, and swelling. The standard procedure includes
We use
• Rukhana{to reduce the swelling}
This includes avikizhi, valuka sweda, dhanyamla dhara, podikizhi, kashaya dhara
• Vaitarana basti

Shamanoushadhis
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment by ayurveda includes drugs which have anti-inflammatory and immuno modulatory actions. These block the substances that cause inflammation and reduce tissue damage and pain.
Combined herbal formulations of drugs like
• Guduchi {Tinospora cordifolia}
• Ashwagandha {Withania somnifera}
• Ginger {Zingibe officinale}
• Eranda {Ricinus communis}
• Haridra {tTurmeric}

Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy plays a key role in non-pharmacological management of RA.
We provide a physiotherapy session with an experienced physiotherapist who manages the disability through a set of treatment programs that  enables flexibility by stretching and strengthening, endurance, a range of motion{ROM}, bone integrity, coordination, balance and preventing the risk of falls

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What causes Rheumatoid Arthritis

It is an autoimmune condition; means the immune system of the body attacks its own healthy tissues. The triggering factors are not yet known.

• Smoking • Obesity • Genetic traits • History of live births • stress

RA affects adults of any age but usually diagnosed between 40-60 years of age. Sex It is twice or thrice more common in women than in men. Even Though women are more likely to get RA, the prognosis is really worse when a man gets the disease. The effect of sex hormones in the immune system with its effects on environmental and genital factors adds to the increased prevalence in women.

Stress triggers the immune system’s inflammatory response which increases cytokine production. So researchers say that RA can be induced by stress.

Triggering factors like smoking, stress, obesity, environmental factors, etc affect the pace and progression of the disease. Genetic inheritance is a factor that we can’t control and change. So cessation of the factors which we can control which makes RA more aggressive is the key.

RA is a progressive disease if left untreated. You may have trouble holding your pen or opening a bottle as the condition progresses. Often the patient first notices stiffness in one or more joints associated with pain and tenderness. Small joints are more commonly affected. Pain and swelling will be predominant

Exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can help to reduce pressure. In addition, getting enough sleep, starting an anti-inflammatory diet, reducing intake of red meat is the key.

• Fried food items • Refined carbohydrates and sugar • Dairy products • Alcohol • salt 9.Climate for RA Many people with RA find that cold weather tends to increase their stiffness and pain and living in a warm climate helps to reduce the symptoms like pain and stiffness. 10.Pregnancy and Rheumatoid arthritis Women with RA have more difficulty in conceiving than women without RA. Women with uncontrolled RA increase the likelihood that the baby requires more medical care in early life. While there is a possibility that the child develops RA, there are many cases that are not so. 11.Self Care for RA • Using hot water to drink and bath • Avoid cold breeze • Avoiding late night and late afternoon naps • Practicing yoga to relieve mental stress • Using herbal oils to reduce stiffness and pain 12.Z Deformity and RA It is a musculoskeletal manifestation of Rheumatoid Arthritis in hand. It is often called Swan Neck Deformity . It involves the radial deviation of the wrist, ulnar deviation of the digits, palmar subluxation of the proximal phalanges. 13.Vitamins for Rheumatoid Arthritis Vitamin D which helps to absorb calcium, also helps the bone to grow properly and stay strong are important for people with RA. 14.Can OsteoArthritis turns to Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis{OA} is a degenerative condition whereas Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition. Although both affect joints there is no probability of an OA to turn into RA.

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