Rheumatoid arthritis Causes and Symptoms and Herbs and Home Remedies for Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis Causes and Symptoms and Herbs and Home Remedies for Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause inflammation of the tissue around the joints, as well as in other organs in the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body’s tissues are mistakenly attacked by their own immune system. The immune system contains a complex organization of cells and antibodies designed normally to “seek and destroy” invaders of the body, particularly infections. Patients with autoimmune diseases have antibodies in their blood that target their own body tissues, where they can be associated with inflammation. Because it can affect multiple other organs of the body, rheumatoid arthritis is referred to as a systemic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes

The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not known. Many factors are involved in the abnormal activity of the immune system that characterizes rheumatoid arthritis. These factors include genetics (heredity), hormones (explaining why the disease is more common in women than men), and possibly infection by a bacterium or virus.

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Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Here are the major Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

1.    Joint pain, there is usually pain in several joints.

2.    Stiffness in the joints. You will usually see a reduction in the range of motion of effected joints.

3.    Inflammation is common around effected joints. Signs of inflammation are redness, tenderness, and warmth.

4.    Swelling of effected joints and surrounding areas.

5.    Small bumps called nodules may appear around effected joints.

Foods to Avoid with Rheumatoid Arthritis

While some foods provide relief from pain and reduce inflammation, there are foods that do exactly the opposite. Finding such foods and eliminating them is the first step towards pain relief.

Food allergies can put a strain on the already weakened immune system and worsen symptoms. Therefore, it is important to eliminate foods that cause allergy or one is intolerant to. Common foods that cause intolerance or allergies are mostly wheat, milk and dairy products, and synthetic additives and preservatives.

Avoidance of nightshade foods such as tomatoes, capsicums, potatoes and eggplants is highly controversial as a diet for rheumatoid arthritis pain relief, but some people have reported less symptomatic pain and inflammation after avoiding these foods. Many of the following foods that contain acids are also known to aggravate and precipitate painful inflammatory flare-ups. It would be best if their intake is kept to the bare minimum, or preferably eliminated from the diet.

1.    Fried and grilled foods

2.    Processed foods

3.    Tea and coffee

4.    Dairy products

5.    Refined wheat

6.    Berries and other citrus fruits

7.    Excessive salt

8.    Alcohol

9.    Saturated fats and cooking mediums

Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Guggul (Commiphora mukul): Commiphora mukul is a known anti-inflammatory agent used by Ayurveda physicians worldwide. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory action is almost immediate. Guggul is also used in weight loss formulas and is effective in reducing weight, thus helping osteoarthritis patients directly and indirectly. It also reduces blood cholesterol levels.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Ashwagandha is popularly known as Indian ginseng in the west. It has known anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-stress activities. The plant steroids exert anti-inflammatory action where as another active ingredient of this herb root is Withaferin, Which act as a potent stress buster.

Home Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

1.    Eat Alfalfa or take alfalfa capsules. It’s very rich in minerals needed for the formation of bones.

2.    Take chondroitin sulfate 700 mg. a day to strengthening of joints and ligaments. Take it in tablet form, click on the sign for Chondroitin Caplets.

3.    Take Vitamin E to protect and improve joint mobility.

4.    Bogbean is an aquatic herb, very powerful herb special for rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis, anti-inflammatory. Since this herb cleans the urinary tract, drink lots of water.

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