Rheumatoid arthritis is an Autoimmune disorder which causes chronic inflammation of joints. In autoimmune diseases patient’s own immune system (Body’s defense system) starts attacking its own organs. Other than joints it can affect other organs of body also. Patient initially has inflammation of joints and later can develop deformity of joints. RA may affect smaller joints to begin with and then may involve larger joints.
Sign and Symptoms:
Symptoms can vary from patient to patient.
Painful swelling of joints.
Stiffness of joints.
Deformity of joints.
Stiffness of joints increases after rest. Morning stiffness.
Same joint may be affected on both the sides.
Can involve multiple joints.
Patient may have complaints of other parts like skin, nerves, blood vessels, lungs, kidneys etc.
Causes/ risk factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Cause: RA occurs when immune system (Body’s defense system) of person starts to attack its own body. It results in inflammation and patient has swelling and pain in joints. In longer run joints are damaged and can deform.
Female are more prone to RA.
Although RA can affect person of any age but most commonly begins in middle age.
Person with family history of RA are more prone to RA.
Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Doctor after clinical examination may order some tests like:
Negative RA factor does not confirm that patient is not having RA.
Frequently asked questions
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis ?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an Autoimmune disorder which causes chronic inflammation of joints.
What is Autoimmune disorder ?
In autoimmune diseases patient’s own immune system (Body’s defense system) starts attacking its own organs.
Who is more prone to Rheumatoid Arthritis ?
Person of any age or sex can get RA. Although women are more prone to suffer from RA than men.
Which joints are commonly affected ?
Although any joint can be affected by RA but it commonly involves small joints in hand and feet to begin with and later may affect wrist, shoulder elbow, ankle knee, hip, neck.
What are the most common symptoms of RA ?
Patient may feel severe pain, swelling, stiffness of joints, warmth around joints.
What are the long term effects of RA ?
Joints may deform in Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA can affect eyes, lungs, heart or skin and can cause inflammation of theses organs.
I have observed that Rheumatoid Arthritis can be triggered by Stress.
There are many medicines for RA like Calc Carb, Rhus tox, Natrum-mur, Pulsatilla, Causticum, Bryonia etc., but no homeopathic medicine should be taken without consulting doctor.
Homoeopathy is a system of medicine that was started by Dr Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. It is based on doctrine of Similia Simlibus Curentur which means Like Cures Like.More ...
Is Homeopathy slow?
Homeopathy is not slow. This can be decided by you. Take an example: If a patient is taking treatment for hypertension in other system of medicine and has to take medicine for whole life but with Homoeopathy if hypertension is cured in one year or one and half year and medicine is stopped then you have to decide which system of medicine is slow/ fast.
Is Homeopathy good for chronic diseases only ?
No it is not true. Homeopathy is very effective in both Acute and Chronic diseases.
Is Homeopathy effective in Autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis / Psoriasis / Alopecia Areata / Vitiligo / Celiac disease / Crohn’s disease / Ulcerative Colitis ?
Yes, there are numerous cases in which Homeopathic remedies has shown efficacy in cases in Autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis / Psoriasis / Alopecia Areata / Vitiligo / Celiac disease / Crohn’s disease / Ulcerative Colitis ?
Is Homeopathy effective in diseases in the body like Tumor / cyst / fibroid / corn / wart / polyp / ganglion / stone / ulceration etc. ?
Yes, there are numerous cases in which Homeopathic remedies has shown efficacy in cases like Tumor / cyst / fibroid / corn / wart / polyp / ganglion / stone / ulceration etc.
Do Homeopathy medicines increase the disease symptoms in all the cases ?
Not true, Homeopathic aggravation is misinterpreted. There may be a mild increase in the symptoms in a few cases in which suppression is there.