Reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis: Guide by Yogic Forum
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto immune disorder, where the immune system starts affecting the joints negatively, creating stiffness and pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis typically starts with the slight discomfort and advances over week or month. Although symptom vary and the patient may experience cycle of sudden flare ups.
Common Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis :
Although the symptoms vary, but there are some common symptoms of this disorder, which can indicate that the patient is suffering from RA.
Stiffness in morning:
If you are waking up with strange stiffness in the body and feeling stiff or you are feeling excessively tired like you have exercised for a long; it could be the sign of RA. The stiffness may also be felt after sitting in a posture for a long and even after a nap. The stiffness that vanishes in just few minutes may lead to Osteo Arthritis, while the stiffness that lasts for long is the sign of RA effect.
If you are feeling the fatigue and completely tired, it may be the sign of RA. The pain comes can last for several days or even weeks and may make you feel malaise or tiredness. Although, fatigue is not a sure symptom of Rheumatoid Arthritis, but it is often the first sign to make you feel RA.
Tenderness in joints:
If your joints are tender during resting or sitting for a long period, it could be the early sign of arthritis. The tenderness in joints may also accompany swelling of the area with red skin. Swelling may last for several hours or even for weeks.
RA may introduce you with minor fever. Although it is not the significant symptom.
When joints swell, it accompanies pain. Alongside, the numbing sensation in joints may also occur. Or you may feel the burning or tingling sensation in joints. The increased pressure on nerves due to swelling make them crack.
The reduce motion is the advance symptom of RA and occurs when the Rheumatoid disorder affect body. If your joints are difficult to be straighten and you are feeling the intense inflammation in joints, then you may be developing RA.
Next steps, when diagnosed with RA:
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, which makes it difficult to be prevented. The large amount of inflammation in the body trigger the immune system to start attacking healthy tissues, resulting to the inflamed or deteriorated joints.
According to search, women are most prone to RA then men. Further, many RA patients have specific gene name Human Leukocyte antigen (HLA). However, it not substrate for RA. If you are diagnosed with RA, you must follow these guidelines to prevent the advancement of the disease.
Keep check on your weight:
Obese people are more likely to develop inflammation in the joints and the excess weight increases the pressure over joints, making them weak. Exercise can stop the disease from advancing. While the regulated diet also keeps you healthy weight. The combination of regular exercise and the regulated diet averts the risk of RA and advancement of disease. The inclusion of immune system building foods in your diet prevent inflammation.
Healthy diet includes:
Minimum amount of empty carbohydrates and sugar.
Large amount of vegetables in diet
Food to fight Arthritis:
The intake of some nutrients prevent the advancement of inflammation and progression of RA.
Vitamin B5 :
Studies suggest that the individuals with RA are low in Vitamin B5. Further, in 1980 the studies revealed that intake of Vitamin B5, improves the condition of RA.
MSM: MSM contains the organic sulfur, which forms connective tissues in joints. It also contain the analgesic attributes that lessen pain felt from RA.
Fish oil: The intake of high level of anti-inflammatory ingredient Omega-3 reduces the RA symptoms. Vegan may take Omega 3 from flax seeds or sunflower seeds.
Vitamin E : Vitamin E supplements reduce the pain and helps in managing pain.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C reduces the inflammation of joints and oxidative stress. Often, patients with RA has troubles with absorbing Vitamin C through normal diets.
Others include, GLA rich food, use of turmeric and Garlic in food.
There are many evidences, that Yoga and Pranayam has proved to be the powerful supplement to the Alternate medicines.
What the conventional medicines miss out?
The conventional medicines substrates on curing the symptoms instead of reaching to the root of the disease. In case of Rheumatoid Arthritis, it is an auto immune disorder and the patient suffering from RA are seen with weak immune system. They must be treated with the aim to boost immune system.
One of the major reason behind RA is the nutritional deficiencies, which causes immune system disorder. This can be cured with strengthening the immune system.
What is must to be avoided in diet?
The regular tea and coffee must be replaced with the green tea and the regular plate must contain 60 to 70 percent of the vegetables or fruit salad. Eating nuts and seeds also help in controlling inflammation. The gluten, sugar, processed meat and cold drink must be eliminated from diet as they are main factor in weakening your immune mechanism.
Further, Red wine is really helpful as it is an anti-inflammatory agent that help relieves the inflammation and also reduces pain.
RA mostly occurs due to :
The compromised immune system is the biggest causing factor found so far
Increase in the toxins present in the body
Spine related problem
No single remedy is sufficient to fight RA, instead a perfect plan to fight with the disease is the thing you can do to live healthy life. The treatment is not restricted to regulated diet and Exercise, rather the combination of Yoga and Pranayam to release toxins from body and supplements to nutritional deficiencies, enough sleep and medicinal treatments is required. A thorough plan to attack RA can reverse it in few time.