Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes - Discussion
What are the possible rheumatoid arthritis causes?
If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you probably know that it is an autoimmune disease that is considered to be chronic. And if youve had RA for a long time, its likely that you are aware of the fact that, left untreated, RA can leave you nearly disabled, leaving you with gnarled, sometimes fused together joints and excessive daily pain.
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In natural health and healing, we believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Man's understanding. We also believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases.
In order to do so, the body needs the support of some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition. No matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem, these fundamental health steps will greatly magnify the effects and benefits of any of our health-promoting efforts, including the use of specific natural health remedies.
If you have RA, you probably know about all of this and you likely know how badly it hurts and how frustrating it is to have a disease that is difficult to fight because doctors are not sure of the cause of it.
While it is suspected and has been for a while that certain viruses and bacteria might trigger a reaction that causes the body to turn on itself, since it isnt known which viruses and bacteria it might be, researchers cannot pin this down as the rheumatoid arthritis cause. It is believed that the susceptibility to RA is likely genetic, but it isnt known for sure, either.
Scientists have found that women are more likely than men to get rheumatoid arthritis, so its believed that RA is affected by hormones. It has been found that women who have RA might feel better when they are pregnant, but after delivery, might experience a flare up. Its also been found that women with RA find that their symptoms are aggravated when they breastfeed.
There have been some studies found that suggest that RA symptoms might be greatly reduced when a patient takes care of their gum disease and practices good oral hygiene. The studies suggest that by removing the infection in the mouth, RA sufferers find that they have less joint inflammation and pain afterward. So, good oral hygiene is important.
This is good to know, but what if you dont have gum disease and you still suffer from RA? This is the problem that many people with RA face every single day, as they struggle with the disease and with trying to find their rheumatoid arthritis causes.
The good news for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers is that there is ongoing research on the disease and new things are being found every single day, including information on possible rheumatoid arthritis causes. Some people have found that what they eat can affect their symptoms, while others say it makes no difference. Some RA sufferers report that being well rested can help them to deal with the pain, others report not being able to sleep.
There are prescription medications available that have shown to help reduce inflammation and pain, but the risks seem to be too high for many people to be able to fully embrace this approach unless they have no other option. Many people who suffer from RA are working to control their pain with a combination of diet and exercise, which seems to help the majority of them. Indeed, even though rheumatoid arthritis causes may not be clearly known, simple dietary and lifestyle changes can still make a big difference.
Some believe that rheumatoid arthritis can mimic gout in many ways, which is caused by uric acid crystals depositing in the connective tissues of joints or between the bones themselves. When a person experiences a gout flare up, they are advised to change their diet before anything else.
Sufferers are advised to avoid alcohol and drink plenty of other fluids. They are also encouraged to eat foods that are high in complex carbohydrates, low in protein and fat. Some RA sufferers believe that by eating as if they were preventing gout, they might also help their rheumatoid arthritis.
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