Arthritis refers to the inflammation of joints,Rheumatoid Arthritis occurs when white cells and antibody proteins in the blood that generally fight against infections enter the joints and causes inflammation.It thus follows heat,swelling and excess fluid to be produced.
Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) is found in 350000 people in UK ,RA can also cause inflammation of sheaths around the tendons and may also effect the other parts of the body including,lungs.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Initially the disease effects few of your joints such a s fingers,knuckles,wrists or the balls of the feet.In some cases RA spreads slowly but sometimes it comes quickly and effect the day to day activities of an individual.
a)Stiffness when you sit for long time.
b)Pain and swelling in joint thus causing softness and warmness.
c)Irritated and depressed feeling and tiredness
d)Flu symptoms,may be feeling of fever.
e)Fleshy lumps that generally appears in hands,feet and elbows-called rheumatoid nodules
Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis:
1.Consume omega 3 fatty acids,found in foods like mackerel,salmon and some plant seeds and nuts.
2.Borage seed oil and evening primrose oil.
3.Eat healthy and proper balanced diet and reduce saturated fats.
4.It is very important to exercise daily to stop joints becoming weak and stiff.Regular exercise actually reduces pain and can keep bones strong.
Some of the exercise to prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis are:
There are basically three kinds of exercise-
i)Strength exercise: Strengthening exercise is a good exercise to make muscles to work against resistance.It can be done with or without weights.
ii)Stretching exercise: Stretching the body parts is the simplest and easiest way to avoid arthritis.It includes Stretching and holding different joint and muscles for 10-30 seconds every time.
iii)Conditional exercise: It is also known as aerobic exercise.Aerobic exercise usually improves your cardiovascular fitness.It consists of lots of benefits,some of which includes-Making heart and blood vessels healthier,improves well being and mood,and also prevents disability.
Good exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis are-swimming,walking,bicycling,all helps in heart pumping.