Rheumatoid Arthritis is referred to as RA for short and is an autoimmune disorder, wherein the body immune system attacks the joints which cause inflammation and swelling. If the inflammation is unchecked it leads to loss of cartilage. The two ends of the bones start rubbing against each other causing pain and loss of mobility as the synovium starts to thicken.
Most of the population in India aged over 50 years suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Mostly women aged over 30 years are affected and men aged over 60 years are affected. There is deformity in the joints and the person loses his mobility cannot lift small things or needs to walk with support.
Diagnosis of RA: Your family doctor or a primary physician you may visit may suspect RA based on the symptoms you exhibit such as pain or swelling in the joints or deformity of fingers or toes or the knee joints. The doctor checks on the following factors
Treatment methods: The main goal of the treatment is to give the patient symptomatic relief from the symptoms rheumatoid Arthritis. The treatment must start early and should be aggressive in arresting inflammation and giving the patient relief from pain. The treatment is always focused on giving the patient
You may be prescribed Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to ease the pain. Corticosteroids or disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or DMARDS to help ease your symptoms. Biologicals and JAK inhibitors play a significant role in slowing the activity of rheumatoid arthritis. Surgery for RA may be required if the patient is suffering from immobility problems, as his hip joints or knee joints may be giving him trouble. The cartilage may be completely worn-out causing pain and inflammation.
Rheumatologist alone can treat your RA factors. It is important that you visit a rheumatologist to get yourself treated.
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