Rheumatoid arthritis: an inflammatory disorder
Many of us only recognize rheumatoid arthritis as the one that causes deformity and pain in the hands and feet, but little is known about what it really is.
Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of autoimmune origin. The characteristic deformity that causes in the hands and feet is given by bone erosion and subluxation of the joints. Additionally, it is classified according to how many joints are involved, the serology, the acute phase reactants and the duration of the symptoms.
It is important to keep in mind that arthritis not only manifests itself in the joints, it can also affect other parts of the body. One of the most common examples is rheumatoid nodules. These nodules are small bumps that grow near the joints of the fingers, elbows, and knees, among other parts of the body; these are firm, painless and show no signs of inflammation. Curiously, the latter is more common in men.
Just as rheumatoid nodules occur with some frequency, the most common extra-articular presentation is pulmonary presentation with an increase in the presentation of pleural effusion, interstitial disease, pulmonary hypertension, bronchitis obliterans and pulmonary infections.
First-line allopathic treatment includes medications such as methotrexate and prednisone, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, and biologic agents.
The recommendations from a more natural perspective are to decrease the inflammation caused by arthritis from all angles. Home remedies to relieve rheumatoid arthritis
Stress and tension can cause an episode of pain in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Gentle massage regularly relaxes the body and mind. Massage also helps relax muscles that have hardened from pain.
Fish oil or flax seed
These oils can be obtained in capsules at any supermarket or pharmacy. Omega-3 fatty acids relieve rheumatoid arthritis because they reduce inflammation and cartilage wear. And they are a 100% natural remedy. 10 benefits of fish oil
In the book “Vinegar: 1001 Practical Household Uses” it is recommended to wrap the sore joint with a bandage dipped in warm apple vinegar.
Then it is wrapped with kitchen plastic and finally with a towel to keep the heat. It should not be wrapped too tight. Another popular remedy is to massage with hot vinegar (not too hot so it will not burn) before going to bed to relieve the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
Recommended diet for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Avoid the sugar, reduce the meat and animal fats and substitute the vinegar for the lemon. Include many fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Other natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis
Add two handfuls of Epsom salts to the hot water in the tub where you will bathe. This remedy is not recommended for elderly or suffering from high blood pressure. More uses of Epsom salts
Turmeric to relieve rheumatoid arthritis
Dilute half a teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of hot water and drink it twice a day or ask your doctor to recommend what amount to take a turmeric supplement.