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Arthritis - What Are The Signs Of It?

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Dr. Shashank Agrawal 92% (14734 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurvedic Doctor, Ghaziabad  •  6 years experience
Arthritis - What Are The Signs Of It?

Ayurveda treatment for rheumatoid arthritis involves the removal of toxins from the body. These medicines are given to inhibit additional formation of Ama and even to improve the digestive system. Arthritic patients perform the Panchakarmamassage to subside the pain caused due to arthritis. There are different types of arthritis and they include inflammatory arthritis, degenerative arthritis, metabolic arthritis, infectious arthritis and diagnosing arthritis.

It is always better to get treatment for arthritis at the earliest as it causes a lot of pain in the joints. People of all age groups and races can suffer from arthritis and in America it is the prominent cause of disability. This joint disease occurs most commonly in women.

Indications of Arthritis:

  1. The main indications that are caused due to arthritis include stiffness, pain due to swelling and the range of motion is also decreased.
  2. The pain in the joints can be severe or moderate and it can either worsen with time or remain the same.
  3. It becomes very difficult for an individual to perform their daily activities and at times individuals find it difficult to climb stairs.
  4. The damage caused due to arthritis can be seen on an X-ray. The joint disease can affect the eyes, lungs, kidneys, heart and even the skin.
  5. The inflammation caused due to arthritis can be reduced by use of essential oils, which are very effective.

Eat Healthy Foods to Reduce Pain
The disorder mainly involves pain in the joints and the two main types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteo arthritis. The joints are affected in different ways and it is very important to reduce the pain and have a healthy and nutritious diet. The stress on the joints can be alleviated by exercising regularly and losing weight. It is important that anti-inflammatory foods are included in the diet as these help fight the condition. The foods that are beneficial and help to fight arthritis include Omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts, oranges, sweet peppers, broccoli, carrots, whole wheat pasta, cherry tomatoes, spinachgrapefruit, and blueberries. Apricots, apples, turkey and sweet potato can also be eaten. Foods that are low in fat and free from trans-fat must be chosen.

Foods to Avoid
The arthritis joints are irritated by inflammation and it causes swelling of the tissues. Foods that trigger inflammation should be avoided and these include dairy products, refined carbs, processed meats, simple carbs, saturated fat, white rice, pastries and pasta. Products with sugar and unhealthy fats must be avoided. It is also equally important to exercise regularly to avoid pain in the joints.

It is possible to manage arthritis by regular physical activity and balancing the activity with proper rest. Over the counter medications can also be taken to reduce the inflammation and the best option is making use of cold and hot therapies. 

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