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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

This is a condition where one or more joints may be affected due to rheumatoid arthritis which is an inflammatory disorder and is chronic in nature. In few instances, different body systems may get affected as well such as the lungs, eyes, blood vessels, heart and skin. Rheumatoid arthritis happens when the bodily tissues get attacked by mistake by the immune system. Rheumatoid arthritis unlike osteoarthritis, affects the joint linings and causes swelling and pain which may eventually lead to erosion of bones and deformed joints. The inflammation resulting from rheumatoid arthritis may damage other body parts as well. New medicines have dramatically enhanced treatment options. If the arthritis aggravates further the arthritis can however be debilitating. The synovium (lining fluid for the joints), gets attacked in rheumatoid arthritis. This occurs as the synovium gets thickened as a result of the inflammation which with time may destroy the bone, cartilage and parts of the joint. The ligament and tendons holding the joint get stretched and weakened. With time the alignment and shape of the joint changes. Doctors are baffled about what rheumatoid arthritis is caused by. Genetics may play a role in the progression.

Diagnosis:

Diagnosis in the early stages may be difficult as the early symptoms and signs resemble quite a few other diseases. No single physical finding or blood test is there to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. In a physical exam, the doctor checks the joints for redness, warmth and swelling. Muscle strength and reflexes may be tested as well.

The erythrocyte-sedimentation rate (ESR) or C reactive protein (CRP) is higher in people having rheumatoid arthritis. This might point towards the presence of inflammation in the body.

The doctor might suggest X-rays for tracking the progression of rheumatoid arthritis with time, in the joints. Ultrasound and MRI also helps the doctor in judging the severity of the disease. Your doctor might suggest an occupational therapist or a physiotherapist who can help teach you exercises for keeping the joints flexible. The therapist might suggest ways for performing daily tasks so as to ease the pressure on the joints.

Can't be cured, but treatment helps Require medical diagnosis Lab test required Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Symptoms
Pain in the back, joints, or muscles. Stiffness, swelling and tenderness, of the affected muscles. Fatigue or malaise. Lumps or redness on the skin. Bump on the finger or swelling of the finger joints. Physical deformity and pins and needles sensation on the skin.

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Foot Problems Which Require Surgery!

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Surgeon, Bangalore
Foot Problems Which Require Surgery!

Following are the most common foot conditions which require surgery:

  1. Plantar fasciitis: It is one of the most common causes of heel pain which is aggravated in the morning with initial few steps. Too much pressure on feet can damage or tear the ligaments because of which the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, and the inflammation causes heel pain and stiffness.
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis: It is an autoimmune condition that affects the joints and causes swelling of the joint lining (synovium). It commonly affects the small joints of the hands and feet. Surgery is required when the condition leads to deformity or cartilage loss.
  3. Sesamoiditis: It is a condition where there is a pain on the bottom of the foot at the base of the great toe. Excision of the chronically inflamed sesamoid is required.Ankle arthritis: It is usually caused by osteoarthritis where the cartilage covering the ends of bones gradually roughens and becomes thin and the bone underneath thickens. This leads to pain, swelling, and occasional deformity of the joint. 
  4. Fracture: Healing fractures require immobilizing the foot with a boot and sometimes even surgery.
  5. Bone spurs: An excessive growth of bone is causing pain or limitation of movement. These spurs develop at the edge of the joint causing pain, tenderness, and difficulty in walking. Surgery is required to remove these excessive growths.
  6. Gangrene: It is one of the most common conditions requiring amputation where the death of the tissue occurs.
  7. Clubfoot/Talipes Equinovarus: It is a foot deformity in newborns where the foot is rotated inwards (varus) and downwards (equinus).
  8. Claw Toes/Hammer Toes: It is a condition affecting the toes in people as they age causing difficulty and pain while walking. The affected joints require replacement with artificial joint or fusion (surgical stiffening). 
  9. Morton's Neuroma: The patient presents with pain in the forefoot, in the “ball” of the foot causing irritation of one or more of the small nerves, just before they travel into the toes.
  10. Hallux Valgus/Bunion: It is one of the most common conditions, especially seen among women, where bony lumps develop on the side of the foot and at the base of the big toe causing malpositioning of the foot. For some people, it is only a cosmetic problem. Bunionectomy is a surgery performed to remove the bony prominence.
  11. Hallux Limitus/Rigidus: It is an arthritic condition of the big toe joint leading to pain and loss of motion.
  12. Diabetes mellitus: It affects circulation and blood supply causing delayed healing. Ulcerations, infections, and sometimes severe infections require amputations.
  13. Cysts and ganglions: These are painful lumps that cause pressure and rub on the shoe while walking. If a change in the footwear doesn’t solve the problem, surgical removal of the cyst or ganglion is done.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Symptoms To Watch Out For!

Fellowship in Joint Replacement and Reconstruction, MS - Orthopedics, M.Ch - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Jaipur
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Symptoms To Watch Out For!

Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of the joints and causes pain and swelling that may lead to joint deformity and erosion if left untreated. This disorder of the auto-immunological system occurs when the body's immune system attacks the body's own tissues.

This condition is progressive in nature, and can cause the destruction of joints, leading to functional and locomotive disability.Though rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that can last for years, patients may not experience any symptoms for a long time. In some cases, the disease may affect other parts of the body like the eyes, lungs, and the heart.

Symptoms of the disease:

  • Fever, fatigue and loss of weight: Fatigue is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. It may be a result of the body's reaction to insomnia, anemia, and inflammation. It may also be caused due to loss of appetite and the consequent and unintended weight loss. Sometimes rheumatoid arthritis is also accompanied by fever.
  • Problems in the joints: One of the most common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis is swelling of the joints that become tender and painful. During the early days, only the smaller joints are affected, especially the finger and toe joints. However as the disease worsens, the symptoms spread to other body parts like knees, wrists, elbows, ankles etc. Joint redness and warmth are also characteristic features of rheumatoid arthritis. It is also recognized by joint deformity and stiff joints.
  • Rheumatoid nodules: Another symptom of rheumatoid arthritis is the presence of firm bumps of tissues under the skin on the arms. These bumps are known as rheumatoid nodules and may be painful. The nodules may come and go depending on the severity of the disease at a particular time. During flares, they may appear, and they may subside during the periods of remission just as all the other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DM - Clinical Immunology
Rheumatologist, Jaipur
Rheumatoid Arthritis - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune disorder which induces inflammation in the joints. What causes the condition is not exactly clear, but a lot of studies have been done to establish a connection between various factors such as, diet, exercise, etc., with this condition. These studies have come up with correlation between foods and rheumatoid arthritis. There are some foods which should be a part of your diet, and some that should definitely be avoided if you have to keep the joint inflammation under control. Read on to know the top 5 foods to eat and to avoid.

What to eat?

  1. Soy: Being rich in protein and fiber and low in fat, soy is a great food for RA. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids and vegetarians especially should ensure they get enough soy in their diet.
  2. Fish: Salmon and tuna are fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and these are proven to be natural anti-inflammatory agents. Therefore, it is highly recommended that people with RA eat fish about 3 to 4 times per week.
  3. Oils: While an oily diet is definitely to be avoided, some healthy oils should be included. These include sunflower oil, walnut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil. These are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and are beneficial in people with RA.
  4. Green tea: Known for their polyphenols and antioxidants, green tea reduces damage caused by inflammation in RA. People with RA are recommended to have at least 2 servings of green tea daily.
  5. Beans and legumes: The high content of fiber, protein, folic acid, zinc, iron, potassium, and other minerals makes beans a must-have for RA patients. The red and kidney variety of beans are the preferred ones.

What to avoid?

  1. Grilled foods: Grilled chicken or red meat have high levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) which are known to worsen inflammation. So, while they are good for weight watchers, not so if you have RA. These also contain higher levels of saturated fat, which is again not advisable for RA.
  2. Fried foods: These contain 6-omega fatty acids, which have been proven to worsen inflammation. They are also high in saturated fats, which is a strict no-no for inflammation.
  3. MSG: Monosodium glutamate which is used generously in various Oriental dishes including soups, salad dressings, etc. should be avoided as it affects liver health and worsens inflammation.
  4. Salt: Reduce overall salt intake. Limiting the intake of pickles, salad dressings and processed foods, etc., which contain high amounts of sodium.
  5. Alcohol: This again increases inflammation and should be avoided in RA.

A healthy lifestyle improves not just the overall quality of life, but also reduces the severity of symptoms of RA.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Rheumatology Patients - How They Can Manage Pain?

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DM - Clinical Immunology
Rheumatologist, Jaipur
Rheumatology Patients - How They Can Manage Pain?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. It affects the joints as well as the skin, lungs, heart, eyes and blood vessels. This condition is most notorious for the pain and discomfort it causes in the joints. Unlike osteoarthritis, it does not attack the cartilage but affects the lining of the joints.

This results in erosion of the bone tissue and can even cause deformities. There is no known cure for this condition and treatment is mostly focused on relieving the pain caused. Some of the ways to manage your pain are:

  1. Medication: Medication can help control the inflammation and pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs or DMARDs are usually the first course of treatment. These may be accompanied by steroids and help reduce inflammation. The best medication to relieve pain is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. In some cases, stronger pain relievers may be prescribed but these should be used cautiously. Excessive dependence on pain relievers can cause addiction.
  2. Change Your DietA diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids can help control inflammation. In turn, this can help relieve discomfort and slow the progression of the disease. Cold water fish and fish oil supplements are rich sources of omega 3 fatty acids. In addition, it is important to have a well-balanced diet and to avoid excessive carbs and sugars that can lead to weight gain. It is important to note that heavier people suffer from more pain as their weight puts pressure on the joints.
  3. Exercise Regularly: Rheumatoid arthritis makes movements difficult and hence exercising may seem counterintuitive but this can help in the long run. Avoid high-intensity workouts and pick low-intensity activities like walking, cycling, swimming etc. Water aerobics is one of the best forms of exercise for rheumatoid arthritis. Yoga can also be very beneficial. Regular exercise is important but it is also important not to overdo it. Put exercising on hold during acute flare-ups and avoid doing anything that increases your pain. It is a good idea to consult a physical therapist to know what the best type of activity is for you.
  4. Hot and cold packs: Heat and cold therapy can help relieve pain immensely. A hot pack will help relax the muscles while the cold pack will numb the pain. Heat packs and cold packs can be used alternatively. Alternatively, you could soak the affected joint in hot water and cold water.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Bad Immune System - Can It Accelerate Rheumatoid Arthritis?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Bad Immune System - Can It Accelerate Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease, which destroys the cartilages of the body, thereby rendering a weak joint structure throughout the body. This causes the bone density to reduce, which in turn reduces the original strength of the bones. This is usually manifested in people – men and women both - from their late middle ages. Terrible pain is sometimes accompanied with such form of arthritis. Though arthritis can be treated, this treatment is only provided to boost bone density, make the bones stronger, provide vitamins and minerals to the body and slow the process of bone degeneration. Once arthritis affects you, you can never be completely cured of it, but you can definitely try to lessen the degradation rate and frequency.

Immune system:
There are several factors, which lead to the development of rheumatoid arthritis in a human body. One such factor is the immune system. Over the years, the immune system becomes weaker. The body is attacked by many infections, bacteria and other foreign particles, which the immune system fights effectively. But as one starts growing and reaches almost middle age, it is found that the immune system no longer remains as vigilant and quick to be able to cope up with the disease causing germs, and fight them effectively. A reduced immune system can be caused by consumption of excessive medicines, vaccines and other medicinal drugs over the years. This makes it difficult for the immune system to cope with arthritis at this age. Hence, the development of rheumatoid arthritis is very much related to a weak immune system in the body.


Treatment:
However, this does not mean that it cannot be treated. There are various natural and organic ways to boost your immunity. You must try to follow some of them so that your immune system becomes stronger and better or at least shows signs of improvement. That apart, you need to consult your medical practitioner when signs of arthritis are manifested by your body. There are simple exercises, natural methods to keep fit and certain other medicines, which need to be consumed to make your bones stronger. If you follow these rules then your arthritis would not be very fatal and you will be able to cope with it.

This highlights how the immune system is an integral part in the formation of arthritis in a human body. If you see signs and symptoms of arthritis developing in your body, then you must consult the medical practitioner immediately so that you can start with an appropriate treatment as soon as possible. Arthritis should never be neglected as it can give rise to chronic pains and adverse health problems in the future.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am 59 hypothyroid rheumatoid arthritic patient. Now I find Hbac in the prediabetes range. What do I do apart from medicines.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
Lybrate-user ji, Thanks for the query. Madam it is necessary to achieve TSH level around 3 to 4 mU/L, to be free from symptoms of hypothyroidism. Only then one can try and reduce the weight. With a BMI of 33.62 kgs/Sq meter, you are close to being in grade 2 obesity. This can lead to diabetes. You have an excess of 26 kgs. Please reduce that, which will help in free from diabetes. Thanks.
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I am 51 years old lady and has been diagnosed with RA. RA factor. 92.ESR. 63.CRP. 2.5.have severe pain n stiffness in between knees. Cannot stand fairer than 10 mns n cannot walk more than 10 steps. I am taking Rumalaya forte thrice a day for 20 days but my condition is not improving. please suggest.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Orthopedist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disease (it's a disease where your antibodies are acting against your own body causing harm). It needs constant evaluation and adjusting the doses to suppress the pain. It cannot be treated with one magic drug, you need to consult a rheumatologist get your blood checked regularly and followup with rheumatologist. Please do not ignore and consult ASAP.
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Hi I m35 years old. I diagnosed with ra positive .I feel stiffness in my legs and arms. Heels always in pain. But uric acid and esr are just normal range I always feel heaviness after every meal .plz suggest me what I have to do.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Tumkur
Take vitamin D3 and calcium supplements. Always include antacids with your anti rheumatoid drugs. If you can tell what all drugs you are taking for RA I can tell clearly.

I have pain in my leg for nearly 3 days, it was paining after long time standing, walking, playing, and some other activities. Is this symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or some other arthritis? Please guide me is there remedy to cure this pain?

MBBS, D'Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Hello lybrate-user pain after long time standing walking and playing nothing to be worried maybe because of strain of muscles just take rest will be much better if required you can take analgesic.

Hlo sir, which medicine is best for rheumatoid arthritis. Methotrexate or azathioprine, mycophenoltae mofetil? Plzz give me advise which medicine is best to cure the disease *(rheumatoid arthritis ).

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Rheumatic arthritisIt is called as Rheumatic arthritis. If your pain is more in the distal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is Rheumatic arthritis. Wear elbow brace and wrist brace which will make her to feel warm and that will make the joints become firm. Hot water fermentation will help Knee cap will also help to prevent the damaged cartilages. If your pain is more in the distal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is Rheumatic arthritis. Which joints you have pain? If your proximal joints (ie. Shoulder, hip & knee has pain) then you can pour hot (warm) water in that area to reduce the inflammation. If you have pain in the distal joints ie. Wrist, fingers, ankle, toes then you can wear either elbow brace or wrist brace which will help you to feel warm and very protective. And also immerse the distal joints in the hot water tub which will help you to reduce the pain. Consult the near by physiotherapy clinic and also consult a general physician to check with your ESR levels to check whether you have inflammation The sound what you hear is called as Crepitus /ˈkrɛpɪtəs/ (also termed crepitation) is a medical term to describe the grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints or a crackling sensation due to the presence of air in the subcutaneous tissue. Popping Knees and Crackling Knuckles. Occasionally hearing pops, snaps, and crackles when you bend your knees doesn’t necessarily mean you have arthritis. The kneecap (patella) is the small, convex bone that sits at the front of the knee, shielding the joint.

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What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Ayurvedic Management Of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
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Welcome to our channel. Me Dr. Priyanka Suneet Shende aap sab ka is channel pe swagat karti hun. Pichle video me humne jana aahar kya hai. Ise kis tarike se hume lena chaiiye. Aahar me hume kis sabzi ko importance dena chaiye, vo sab humne jana. Humne virudh aahar ke bare me bhi jankari li. Aaj hum is virudh ahar se utpan hone vali ek mehtavpuran bimari ke bare me janenge. Jiska name hai amavat. Amavat ko agar hum kisi modern science me compare karna chahenge to vo ho skta hai rheumatoid arthritis. Ji han rheumatoid arthritis ka mul karan modern science me btaya nhi gya hai. Ise autoimmune disease kha gya hai. Lekin ayurved iska mul karan bhi btata hai or ise jad se nikalne k lia bhi paryas krta hai.

To ye ama kya hai? Ana means immature essential nutrients which form into the stomach due to the indigestion or due to the sluggish digestion which goes to the circulation as in immature form which stored into the cells. Its neither digested nor flushed out and it clogs all our channel nutrients in our body. So, ama ek apachit ahar hai jo hmare body me apachit tarike se jama ho jata hai. Jhan jhan pe cavity hai, jhan pe joint hai ya fir lungs hai, heart hai, vhan pe ye store kia jata hai. Or apachit hone ki vjha se na hi ye digestion me ata hai or na hi hum ise nikal bahar kr skte hain. Islia aise hi body me ye jama rehta hai. Or dhirghkalin aajar utpan krta hai. To iske primary symptoms kya hai.

Isese pehle hum iske hetu k bare me jante hain jaise mene pehle btaya virudh ahar age ka main hetu hai vo kya hai virudh ahar, aap pichle video me dekh skte hain. Iske sath me agar hum heavy exercise krne ke bad oily food intake kr lete hain to bhi ye Gambhir bimari hume utpan ho skti hai. Iske primary symptoms kya hai. Primary symptom me main symptom hai fever, fever k spike ana, heaviness in the body, heaviness in the head or joint pe swelling aa jana. Anorexia, tastelessness ya fir constipation. Ye sab iske primary symptoms hain. Agar is condition ko humne treat nhi kia, it goes into the next worst condition which is difficult to treat. To iske next symptoms kya hai jisme main hai joints pe swelling aa jana. Sabse mehtavpurn symptoms hai ki subha joints me stiffens aa jata hai jiksi vjha se patient joint move nhi kr pata, uth nhi pata hai. Itna severe usme jakdan ati hai. To morning stiffness is the first symptom jisko hum other disease se differentiate kar skte hain. Isme ek typical type of pain rehta hai.

Jisko hum vrishchik dumshvat vedana. Mtlb just like scorpion sting. Bichu ke katne ke jaise dunk marta hai. To agar humne ye primary symptoms treat nhi kia then it goes into the next worst condition, which is difficult to treat. Morning joint stiffness ko agar hum garam pani se seke to ye khul jati hai. Main joint jo rehta hai hand and foot ke, elbow joint, hip joint, ya fir hmara knee joint, ye main joint ke upar swelling rehti hai. Redness rehta hai. Ye bhi ek typical sign hai. Uske sath me excessive salivation, excessive urination hota hai. Indigestion rehta hai. Constipation rehta hai. To ye sab iske main symptoms hai. Iske sath me hum kya kya test kar skte hain jisme first ESR hum kar k dekh skte hain or C-reactive protein, ye hum kr k dekh skte hain.

Dusra rehta hai isme x-ray ya MRI bhi kar skte hain. Isme baar bar apko thirst lagna, chakkar ana. Isko agar treat nhi kia to it goes to a next difficult level jhan pe pure joint me vakrata mtlb joint pure tede ho jate hain. Jisko treat karna bhut hi jyada difficult ho jata hai. Modern science ke according isme symptoms ke according treatment dia jata hai jisme NSER, DSER, anti-inflammatory, anti-pain killer ya for steroid, iska istemal kia jata hai. Jiski vjha se pain kuch samay k lia kam ho jata hai. Lekin disease as it is vhan pe rehta hai. Ayurved me iska mul karan pta hai. Iske lia isko jad se nikalne k lia bhi paryas kia jata hai. Lekin it takes time. 3-6 mahine ka time isme jata hai hmare treatment me. 5 main treatment isme hum kar skte hain jisme lunghan yanike fasting. 21 days ka fasting ka schedule ata hai jo apko doctor provide krte hain. Swedan mtlb oil ka massage ya fir steam nhi de skte hain. Oil ka massage se ye pain bhut jyada badh jata hai.

To yhan p hum lavan potli ya fir valukapotli ka swed dia jata hai jisko hume 21 days lena hai jis se swelling and stiffeness kam ho jati hai. SIke sath me aata hai virechan. Virechan krna must hai ye disease me. Iske satn me ata hai lepum. Jhan jhan pe joint pain hai vhan pe hum oil massage nhi kar skte lekin hum dashang lep, aerunpata, anti-inflammatory, jo bhi patte hain, usko hum lep ki trha laga skte hain. SIke satn me ata hai basti. Castor oil iska ram ban upaye hai. Isme hum diet kya kya le skte hain. Diet me hum kudetka le skte hain. Kudet yani horse gram aata hai, uska soup bana skte hain. Moong daal ka soup, green gram soup hum bana ke le skte hain. Isme sabse jyada agar kuch kam krta hai to bajare ki roti isme hum prefer krte hain. Bajare ki roti ko hum ginger, coriander, lasan ke sath chatani bna ke , suke sath hume lena chaiye. Iske bad me khana khan eke bad thoda ajwain lena jyada faydemand rehta hai. Kya nhi khana chaiye. To cold water nhi peena chaiye.

Thande pani me hume turant hath nhi dalna hai. Jab bhi thanda Mausam ayega to aap panchakarma pehle se hi start kr den. Iske alawa apko kuch bhi thandi chizen nhi khani chaiye. Uske sath me cheese hai, curd hai von hi lena chaiye. Banana, apple, pineapply, ye sab fruits hume avoid krne hain. Jack fruit bhi avoid krna chaiye. To ye sab ho gya aamvata or auske diet k bare me. Yhan p hum ayurvedic treatment krte hain. Hmare 2 center hain. Ek nehrul me hai or ek khargar me. Agar aap chahe to hmare center pe visit kar skte hain. Dhanyawad. For moe information, kindly consult with me through lybrate.com. Yhan pe aap humse sawal puch skte hain.

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Naturopathy Treatment For Arthritis
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I'm Dr. Rukamani Nair. I m working as a medical superintendent in Bnchy Wellness Medispa and practicing naturopathy for the last 32 years.

Today I m going to discuss you on the topic Rheumatoid Arthritis and its management through naturopathy and yoga. You know Rheumatoid Arthritis is a system implementers disorder which affects various organs in systems like the skin and then the muscle and blood vessels heart lungs etc but it particularly targets the joints and in when poison inflammatory synovitis continue. When poison inflammatory synovitis continues, it leads destruction of the articulating cartilage of those joints and later on leads to even arthrolysis in such conditions the joints are unable to move and almost now the prevalence of this disease is 1%.

In urban population and this disease effects more in a women during their reproductive age and it is more prevalent almost 3-5 times than men but in older age in 50-60 years both male and female are almost equally effected and today there is no exact cause of Arthritis but in developing countries like india so we can say that this has effected almost in the sedentary lifestyle but it s also considered that genetic factors and also environmental and auto immune plus vital role in the development position and a carnosity of the disease and the metritis has various signs of symptoms like fatigue melas or pain or uneasiness body ache of whole body muscles and stiffness of the joints particularly in the early hours in the morning worse for even last hours. So along with that there will be tenderness, there will be inflammation, warmness of the joints and the difficulty and somebody walks with the limping and also there will have a lot of, I mean low grade fever type and so on.

So, when it comes into I mean high signs of symptoms are noticed, you need to go and see the doctor. How can, I mean, It can be diagnosed by consulting for better and easy and sooner recovery of this disease. So, when it comes into naturopathy and yoga, there are various moralities in naturopathy like massage therapy, mud-therapy, hydro-therapy, chromo-therapy, dieting and fasting and a nutrition etc. So, among these naturopathy treatments the most, I mean markable treatment which are already proven like massage therapy of the who body but of course massage is prohibited when a person runs into fever but again followed by it can be hot and cold contrast specs almost on all the affected joints and highly beneficial.

A mud therapy like cold mud application to the abdomen, early morning and the stomach which is also very good as it hasten the recovery. So if one follows I mean, such raising of yoga and naturopathy right from the starting of the disease along with the modern medication, it can give a very very sooner recovery and even due course of time one can reduce I mean, the dose of the medicines can lead a very healthy, quality, life.

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