Dr.Premvel, Dhanvanthri Nilayam Ayurveda Vaidyasalai

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rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system – which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks the joints. In the early stages, people with RA may not initially see redness or swelling in the joints, but they may experience tenderness and pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis most commonly affects the joints of the hands, feet, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles. The joint effect is usually symmetrical. That means if one knee or hand if affected, usually the other one is, too. Because RA also can affect body systems, such as the cardiovascular or respiratory systems, it is called a systemic disease. Systemic means “entire body.”

  • SYMPTOMS
  • Joint pain, tenderness, swelling or stiffness for six weeks or longer
  • Morning stiffness for 30 minutes or longer
  • More than one joint is affected
  • If not treated for long times it causes deformity in all joints

  • Small joints (wrists, certain joints of the hands and feet) are affected
  • The same joints on both sides of the body are affected
  • Along with pain, many people experience fatigue, loss of appetite and a low-grade fever.
  • TREATMENT
  • Joint pain, tenderness, swelling or stiffness for six weeks or longer
  • Morning stiffness for 30 minutes or longer
  • More than one joint is affected
  • If not treated for long times it causes deformity in all joints

  • Small joints (wrists, certain joints of the hands and feet) are affected
  • The same joints on both sides of the body are affected
  • Along with pain, many people experience fatigue, loss of appetite and a low-grade fever.