Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic irritation of the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks normal tissues as if they were invade antibodies. Rheumatoid arthritis also causes irritation of the tissues around the joints and other organs of the body. The hands and feet are the most affected areas of rheumatoid arthritis though it can also affect any joint lined by a membrane.
The type of arthritis and intensity of the condition settle on the course of treatment. There is no cure for arthritis, but there are customary and alternative treatments that can bring arthritis pain relief. Prescription and over-the-counter medications are popular for treating arthritis pain. Acetaminophen is often recommended for osteoarthritis patients with little or mild irritation, while aspirin and other no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen work best for patients with inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis.
Causes of the Disease: -
Joint injuries caused by accident or overuse increase the incidence of some types of arthritis. You can also inherit certain genes that may increase your risk. More research is needed to find out how to reduce the disease's onset from these factors.
The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is largely unidentified. Doctors have long suspected that infectious agents like viruses, bacteria, and fungi have contributed to rheumatoid arthritis, but so far, these theories have remain unproven. Scientists do know that Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and may be genetically inherited. For some reason, the body triggers the immune system to attack its own tissues, resulting in irritation in various organs of the body such as the lungs, eyes or joints. Antibodies may also attack the membrane called the ‘synovium’ which surround the joints.
The treatment options for arthritis vary depending on the progression of the condition and the different types of the condition. The treatment options available are physical therapy, occupational therapy, lifestyle changes, medications, dietary supplements and arthroplasty. Arthroplasty is joint replacement surgery that is drama when there are eroding forms of arthritis. Such lifestyle changes include dieting, weight control, and exercise. Long-term pain relief is achieved with the work out of the joint or joints affected by arthritis. Exercise has also been proven to keep the area affected by arthritis healthy. • Elevate the affected joint or even joints for fifteen minutes a day, many times a day. • Apply caring compresses to the painful joints. • If you happen to be overweight, lose weight. • Exercise twenty to thirty minutes a day • Get a full 8 hours of sleep in the nighttime. • Practice wonderful body posture. • Sleep on a firm mattress and avoid soft chairs. • Listen to relaxation tapes and then relax! • Talk to your doctor about taking aspirin for anguish. • Protect your joints by wearing caring clothing. • Ask your doctor about splints, canes, and/or surgery for unrelenting infliction or even deformity.
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