Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition that affects the joints, causing inflammation, pain and stiffness. It is a chronic condition that typically occurs in people aged 40 and over, and is more common in women than in men. In India, it is estimated that around 1.3 % of the population suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Homeopathy can be an effective treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis, helping to reduce inflammation, improve joint mobility and reduce pain.
The hands, wrists, feet, and ankles are the most commonly affected joints, but RA can affect other parts of the body as well. Over time, the inflammation caused by RA can lead to irreversible deformities and joint destruction. The duration of RA can vary from person to person, but it can be a lifelong condition. Living with RA can be a challenge, but with the help of medications, lifestyle changes, and other treatments, people with RA can still live full and active lives.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can also lead to other complications, such as loss of energy, depression, increased risk of infection, and bone loss. In severe cases, it can cause nerve damage, carpal tunnel syndrome, and vision loss. RA can also affect the heart, lungs, and other organs. People with RA may also experience fatigue, anaemia, and weight loss. Early diagnosis and treatment of RA are important in order to reduce the risk of long-term complications.
RA is a chronic autoimmune disorder and has four stages: early, active, moderate, and severe. During the early stage, RA may cause mild symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness. As the condition progresses, the active stage may include inflammation, joint damage, and mobility issues. The moderate stage is characterized by an increase in pain, disability, and joint damage. Finally, the severe stage of RA is typically associated with severe pain and damage to multiple joints.
Symptoms of RA
Common symptoms of RA include swelling and stiffness in the joints, fatigue, and fever. Major symptoms of RA include joint deformity, deformity of the hands and feet, and bone erosion. Additionally, RA can cause other complications such as anemia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and dry eyes.
Causes of RA
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, causing inflammation and pain. The exact cause of RA is unknown, however, it is believed to be triggered by a combination of genetic, environmental and hormonal factors. Inflammatory cytokines, which are chemicals produced by the immune system, are thought to play a role in the development of RA.