Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic autoimmune and inflammatory condition, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue lining in the joints and organs.
Over a long period, a person suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA, is prone to experience further deterioration of the joints like bone erosion and joint deformity due to the thinning of the tissue lining.
Causes and Risk Factors
Although there are huge breakthroughs in the field of medical science regarding RA, however, scientists have yet to determine the exact cause of RA.
There are a number of factors that make some people potentially more prone to get affected by this disease such as people born with a particular gene known as HLA (human leukocyte antigen) class II genotypes and some other environmental factors.
Studies have also shown that women are twice as likely to suffer from it than compared to men.
Considers the person's complete well-being, addressing root causes.
Focuses on dealing with the symptoms.
Known for its no side-effect properties.
May cause side effects and risks.
Prevents disease progression
Focuses on reducing symptoms
Tailored to unique symptoms and characteristics.
PreventionOften uses standardized treatments.
The conventional medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis consists of anti-inflammatory drugs that can cause serious damage and side effects on the body like bleeding ulcers, bone brittleness, high blood pressure, mouth sores and even birth defects if consumed during pregnancy.
The holistic approach of homeopathy does not contain any such side effects as homeopathic medicine is proven to have no side effects and is completely natural.
It is acclaimed for its strengthening properties of the immune system of the body and people suffering from RA could really benefit from it and see drastic results. Homeopathy also has properties to fight the root cause of any disease and in the case of RA, aims to correct the altered immunity and provide overall relief in the symptoms of it as it soothes the pain and discomfort that one would feel in the joints.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune disease that affects the lining of the joints whereas Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that affects the cartilage of the bones in the joints.
It is diagnosed by MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), X-ray and even Ultrasound.
It is very difficult to diagnose it in the early stages as the symptoms that it might show may mimic other diseases and problems and only a certified doctor would be able to evaluate it.
There are four stages of RA:
Stage I: Synovitis
Stage II: Pannus
Stage III: Fibrous Ankylosis
Stage IV: Bony Ankylosis
It could not be reversed however with proper medication, the symptoms and pain could be improved exponentially.