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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ayurvedic Treatment, Ayurveda Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment, Kerala, India

Rheumatoid arthritis RA

Rheumatoid arthritis

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause of RA is unknown. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.RA can occur at any age, but is more common in middle age. Women get RA more often than men.Infection, genes, and hormone changes may be linked to the disease.


RA usually affects joints on both sides of the body equally. Wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles are the most commonly affected.The disease often begins slowly, usually with only minor joint pain, stiffness, and fatigue.

Joint symptoms :
Other symptoms include:

Signs and tests

There is not test that can determine for sure whether you have RA. Most patients with RA will have some abnormal test results, although for some patients, all tests will be normal.

Two lab tests that often help in the diagnosis are:
Other tests that may be done include:
Rheumatoid arthritis


RA usually requires lifelong treatment, including medications, physical therapy, exercise, education, and possibly surgery. Early, aggressive treatment for RA can delay joint destruction.

Choorna pindaswesda,Sarvangadhara,Ushmaswda,Virechana,etc..and internal medicines

Range-of-motion exercises and exercise programs prescribed by a physical therapist can delay the loss of joint function and help keep muscles strong.

Sometimes therapists will use special machines to apply deep heat or electrical stimulation to reduce pain and improve joint movement.

Joint protection techniques, heat and cold treatments,

Frequent rest periods between activities, as well as 8 to 10 hours of sleep per night.