: Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • February 1, 2014 1:26 AM

    20 natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disabling condition that can seriously compromise your health. It is an auto-immune disorder that targets and destroys a number of structures of human body including joints, lungs, liver, eyes, bones, kidneys and brain. The most commonly affected structures are joints. In this condition the joints become tender, swollen and painful to move. The intensity of pain reaches its peak early in the morning. The most commonly affected joints are the small joints of hand and feet. But as the disease progresses, even larger joints like shoulder and knee joints can also exhibit the symptoms of disease.

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  • January 31, 2014 11:00 PM

    10 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) trigger foods you should never eat

    A number of various types of foods have been implicated as triggers for Rheumatoid Arthritis over the years. Knowing what foods may behave as triggers may help patients avoid the flare ups that occur as a result of ingestion of such foods. However, it should be kept in mind that most of these trigger foods are individual-specific, meaning that each individual will have its own degree of sensitivity to various trigger foods and some people may completely tolerate such foods without any adverse effect. Only the major trigger foods have been considered here.

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  • January 31, 2014 1:57 AM

    How doctors diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    The first step in the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, like in the diagnosis of any other chronic disease, is taking history during which a doctor establishes a few points. Next to history comes the physical examination which usually results in diagnosis. To confirm the diagnosis, laboratory tests are performed.

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  • January 30, 2014 10:55 AM

    Rheumatoid arthritis: causes, symptoms, treatment and complications

    What comes to mind when you think of arthritis? You might think of sore joints and painful knees. But Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is something more than just the pain and swelling of joints. It is basically an auto-immune disorder that affects a number of body tissues including joints, skin, cardiovascular system, eyes, brain, liver and bones. Rheumatoid arthritis causes serious damage to body tissues causing their dysfunctioning and severe disabilities.

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