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Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis
Inflammation or swelling of joints is termed as arthritis. Swelling in both the joints of the knees, legs and wrists with deformities characterize rheumatoid arthritis. RA can attack the skin, lungs, nerves and the heart too.
Warning signs and symptoms of RA: RA or rheumatoid arthritis affects different individuals differently. Many individuals see slow progress of rheumatoid arthritis, in certain individuals it progresses rather faster. It is a long time disability.
Women are more susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis than men. It usually starts during the mid-forties and progress as one starts ageing. Some people experience symptoms for shorter periods, and the disease goes back into remission. Juveniles or children may get affected with rheumatoid arthritis; such cases are termed as juvenile arthritis.
What causes RA: the exact causes of RA are yet to be determined but the major factors are
The cells in the immune system flow through the blood to the joints and the adjoining tissues called synovium. Once they get into the synovium they start attacking the cartilage and damaging it causing inflammation, redness and pain. Inflammation in the joint causes fluid buildup, wear and tear of the cartilage lead to the space between the two joints to be lessened, which makes the bones rub against each other, causing severe trauma, the joints become painful and swollen and cause severe immobility.
The diagnosis is done based on combination of factors like
Preventive steps: Rheumatoid arthritis can attack any time but certain preventive measures can be taken such as:
Rheumatology as a specialty gaining ground in India. KIMS is emerging as an outstanding hospital in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Hyderabad. The Best treatment for Rheumatology in Hyderabad is in KIMS, not just the best but the right treatment for the right person. Joint replacement surgery is done in extreme cases to help patients with their mobility and pain after a thorough investigation. Dr. Sarath Chandra Mouli is the best and eminent doctor in Hyderabad for rheumatology treatment. Dr. Sarath Chandra Mouli is the best rheumatologist in Hyderabad who has helped many patients gain remission from rheumatoid arthritis and lead normal lives.