Whenever we are talking of Rheumatoid arthritis we are talking of an auto immune disease where the body’s immunity level instead of attacking the foreign substances seem to mistakenly attack the body’s synovial membranes. These fine membranes surround the joints which when attacked cause the inflammation to thicken. This abnormal immune attack seems to damage the cartilages and various other organs as well; especially the heart and kidney. In most cases extreme pain and fatigue leaves the patient bed ridden.
At present time more and more people are attacked with Rheumatoid arthritis because of two major reasons; Obesity and the environmental triggers. When we talk of environmental triggers we are actually talking of certain behaviors such as smoking because smoking creates certain chemicals with citrullination. When you smoke the combination of smoking and having certain genes like the SE gene make Rheumatoid arthritis more likely and more aggressive when it does occur.
Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Although diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis can be difficult as many other conditions resemble; blood test, imaging x ray images and prevailing symptoms are the only ways to detect the disease.
Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Apart from drugs health experts’ advice regular practice of yoga for arthritis, nutritional healthy diet, proper rest and sleep and quit smoking and alcohol.
Include lots of Vitamin C and D in your diet. Omega3 fatty acids prevent the body from swelling. Cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, and bok choy should be a part of your regular diet. Sweet peppers, squash, pumpkin, papayas, tangerines, collard greens, and apricots must be a part of your regular diet. Turmeric, Ginger and olive oil also reduce inflammation and pain in your joints.
Yoga and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Yoga plays very crucial role for arthritis. Regular practice of yoga decreases the pain in joints and allows the sufferer to lead a normal life. By practicing yoga one’s immunity increases. Its also found that regular breathing practices increases the oxygen flow in the body thereby decreasing the chance of cardiovascular disorders.