Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid comes under the category of autoimmune diseases. When your immune system begins to rebel, and it concentrates against the lining surrounding your joint called synovium, the inflammation thickens and leads to the destruction of the cartilage and bone of the respective joint, then you are suffering from Rheumatoid. Rheumatoid Arthritis patients are seen to have joint pain, stiffness, swelling along with problems in freely moving joints. Its most affected sites include the joints of hands and feet. Some of your organs, like eyes, skin, lungs, etc. are also at risk in rare cases. Prolonged morning stiffness is an early indication of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Although anyone can develop Rheumatoid Arthritis at any age, it mostly starts at the age of 30 onwards, and three-fourth of Rheumatoid Arthritis patients are women. There is no cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis, but treatment can lower its damage. RA causes irreversible damage to the human body, so it's better to get it diagnosed and treated at the earliest. Mostly anti-rheumatic drugs are given to Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. This disease does not possess any specific cause but runs through families. Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis are advised to avoid fried food, alcohol, sugar, dairy products, etc. Low impact exercises are one way to fight against Rheumatoid.

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