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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease, which causes swelling and redness, pain, warmth, stiffness in the joints. RA mainly affects on Joints of hips, Knees and Neck, Hands, Elbows, Wrists, Shoulders, Feet and Ankles. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Definition, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Diet

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune
    disease that causes chronic inflammation of the
    joints. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that
    occur when the body's tissues are mistakenly
    attacked by their own immune system.

Fast Facts
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common type
    of autoimmune arthritis. It is caused when the
    immune system (the bodys defence system) is not
    working properly. RA causes pain and swelling in
    the wrist and small joints of the hand and feet.
  • Treatments for RA can stop joint pain and
    swelling. Treatment also prevents joint damage.
    Early treatment will give better long term

Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis
What causes rheumatoid arthritis?
  • RA is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system
    is supposed to attack foreigners in your body,
    like bacteria and viruses, by creating
    inflammation. In an autoimmune disease, the
    immune system mistakenly sends inflammation to
    your own healthy tissue.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed
How is rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed?
  • RA is diagnosed by examining blood test
    results, examining the joints and organs, and
    reviewing x-ray or ultrasound images. There is no
    one test to diagnose RA. Blood tests are run to
    look for antibodies in the blood that can been
    seen in RA.

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Abnormal blood tests commonly seen in RA include
Blood Tests
  •  Anemia (a low red blood cell count)
  • Rheumatoid factor (an antibody, or blood protein,
    found in about 80 of patients with RA in time,
    but in as few as 30 at the start of arthritis)
  • Antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptides
    (pieces of proteins), or anti-CCP for short
    (found in 60 - 70 of patients with RA)

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated
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How is rheumatoid arthritis treated?
  • Therapy for RA has improved greatly in the past
    30 years. Current treatments give most patients
    good or excellent relief of symptoms and let them
    keep functioning at, or near, normal levels. With
    the right medications, many patients can have no
    signs of active disease. When the symptoms are
    completely controlled.

Foods to avoid with RA
  • There is no special RA diet or diet "cure" for
    rheumatoid arthritis. One hundred years ago, it
    was touted that "night-shade" foods, such as
    tomatoes, would aggravate rheumatoid arthritis.
    This is no longer accepted as true. There are no
    specific foods or food groups that should be
    universally avoided by individuals with
    rheumatoid arthritis.

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Foods that fight RA inflammation
  • Nevertheless, there are some home remedies that
    may be helpful, although these are not considered
    as potent or effective as disease-modifying
    drugs. Fish oils, and omega-3 fatty
    acids supplements have been shown to be
    beneficial in some short-term studies in
    rheumatoid arthritis.

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Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •  Turmeric (Haldi)  Oil from turmeric acts
    as very good anti-inflammatory agent.
  •  Asafetida (Heeng) Asafetida with ginger paste
    or coconut oil helps in inflammatory diseases.
  •   Garlic (Lehsun)  Garlic with anti-arthritic
    properties taken daily in small doses helps to
    strengthen the immune system.

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How Diet Kundali helps in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Balanced Diet Plan
  • We at Diet Kundali helps you to create your
    balanced diet plan online. Generating balanced
    diet chart will help you in analyzing your
    nutrition and the food which help in preventing
    RA symptoms.

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