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Last Updated: May 26, 2020

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Homeopathy A Boon!

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Dr. Ankita KakkarHomeopathy Doctor • 12 Years Exp.BHMS, MA - Psychology
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology marked by a symmetric, peripheral polyarthritis. It is the most common form of chronic inflammatory arthritis and often results in joint damage and physical disability.

When to suspect -
* the incidence of ra peaks between 25 n 55 yr of age.
*early morning joint stiffness lasting more than one hour and easing with physical activity.
*earliest involved joints typically the small joints of the hands and feet.
*the wrist metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints stand out as the most frequently involved joints.
*flexor tendon tenosynovitis is a frequent hallmark of ra.
*deformities are swan neck deformity, z. Line deformity.

Extra-articular feature -
*neurologic-atlantoaxial dislocation, cervical myelopathy.
*hematological anemia of chronic disease.
* skeletal -osteoporosis,
*pulmonary-plural effusion, pulmonary nodules, lung disease
*cardiac-pericarditis, ihd, myocarditis.
*renal-membranous nephrology.
*skin- rheumatoid nodules.

Investigation -
The clinical diagnosis of ra is largely based on signs and symptoms of chronic inflammatory arthritis, with laboratory radiographic results providing important supplemental information.

Homeopathic remedies {treatment} -
*aconite nap-acute attack of gout of the feet. Pain with bright red swelling
*Bryonia. Alb -pain with inflammation, worse by movements.
* rhus tox-complaints worse after rest n exposure to cold, better by movements.
*pulsatilla-pain worse during rest, night, and warmth, better by cold, open-air, and movement.
*abrotanum- rheumatic pain or arthritis after checked diarrhea.
*iodium-rheumatic pain without swelling, painful joints, worse at night.
*platina-unbearable pain, rigidity and stiffness. Superiority, inferiority complex.
*sepia-rheumatic pain, worse after washing clothes, doing laundry work.
* sulfur-rheumatism accompanied with skin ailments and itching, can not walk erect.
*Natrum Phos-rheumatism of the knee joint, with roundworm.

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