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Know about Rheumatoid Arthritis

Discussion in 'Immunology and Rheumatology' started by froch, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. froch

    froch Well-Known Member

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    Imagine that your body is constantly at war with the external enemies varying from harmless viruses to very dangerous pathogens. Your body has a well-designed defensive system which is called immune system. The system identifies the disease-causing external agent in the body and then kills it. But what if `these soldiers of human immune system' starts attacking and destroying the healthy tissues by mistake? Your health condition will deteriorate and you will be suffering from a series of diseases. Such diseases are known as auto-immune diseases.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is one of the best examples of autoimmune disease. Nearly seven million people in India and more than one million people in USA are suffering from this disease. Researches found out that women are an easy prey to this disease compared to men. A chronic inflammation is formed around the joints once you are affected by this disease. The inflammation may occur around other inner organs too. Swelling, pain etc are the symptoms of the disease. The absence of proper treatment may lead to deformation of the joints, damage to cartilage or bones and may affect mobility of the patient.

    If identified at an earlier stage, the disease can be properly treated and cured. Both the mainstream healthcare sector like allopathy and the alternative medicines like Homeopathy and Ayurveda have come up with treatments for this disease and arthritis ayurvedic treatment is found to be very effective.

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