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Rheumotoid Arthritis 


Rheumitoid arthritis Facts and Information:   Rheumotoid arthritis is essentially a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the synovium of the joints which will cause long-term damage to the joints, loss of movement and chronic pain. 


The progression of rheumitoid arthritis will follow three steps: 


  •  Rheumotoid Arthritis Step 1: Swelling of the synovial lining, causing warmth, pain, redness, stiffness. 

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  •  Rheumitoid arthritis Step 2: synovium begins to thicken because of the growth of cells. 


  •  Arthritis Rheumotoid Step 3: Bone and cartilage will be digested by enzymes released by inflamed cells. Joint will lose its alignment and will be painful. 


Causes of Rheumotoid arthritis: 


The exact cause of rheumitoid arthritis is unknown at this time. A few factors have been identified. These are: 


  •  Immune System: is very involved in rheumitoid arthritis. In fact, rheumotoid arthritis is referred to as an autoimmune disease because the immune system makes the mistake to consider the body’s tissue for a foreign invader and attacks it. 


  •  Gender: rheumitoid arthritis affects women two to three times more often then men. Researchers believe that gender plays a role in the development and progression of rheumitoid arthritis. Why is this happening is not known yet. 


  •  Genetics: Scientists tend to believe there are genes involved in the cause of rheumotoid arthritis. People with the specific genetic marker, HLA-DR4, have an increased risk of developing the disease. 


  •  Infection: some researchers believe that rheumitoid arthritis is caused by a kind of infection. There is no scientific evidence about this. 


Rheumitoid arthritis symptoms: 


  •  Organs affected: smaller joints first (fingers, hands and wrists). 


  •  Joint involvement is generally symmetrical (both side of the body) 


  •  Fatigue, stiffness, particularly in the morning. 


  •  Flu-like symptoms and weakness. 


  •  Low-grade fever 


  •  Rheumotoid nodules on the elbows. 


  •  Muscle pain 


  •  Loss of appetite, depression, weight loss and anemia. 


  •  Decreased production of tears and saliva (Sjögren’s syndrome) 


  •  Deformity and instability in the joints. 


  •  Loss of movement 


  •  Susceptibility to infections. 


Rheumotoid Arthritis Treatment: 


  •  Rheumitoid arthritis treatment will focus on eliminating inflammation, relieving pain and slowing joint damage. 


  •  Do not accept to take only pain reliever, like NSAIDs or cortisone because the progression of the disease will continue and you will have severe deformity and joint erosion. 


  •  Take the service of a physician trained in arthritis. 


  •  Use Special Formulas for Arthritis. Rheumitoid arthritis is not a natural part of the aging process and is preventable and curable diseases if the body is given the correct treatment and nutrients to work with. 


These formulas are: