Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically shows the symptoms of warm, swollen and painful joints. Pain and stiffness often worsen after the rest. Most commonly it starts with the wrist joint fingers and hands, later the big joints are involved with same joints may involve on both sides of the body.

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis 

It is an autoimmune disease. Causes of arthritis is not clear but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic factors and environmental factors. Body's own immune system attack the joints. This results in inflammation and thickening of the joint capsule. It also affects underlying bone and cartilage. 

Other factors contributing to the cause are obesity, smoking, depression, physical or emotional trauma, medication, prolonged stress.

Signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

primarily affects joints but it affects other organs also- arthritis of joints involves inflammation of synovial membrane. Joints become swollen, tender, warm and stiffness limits their movement.- as the inflammation progresses the inflammatory activity leads to tendon tethering and erosion and destruction of the joint surface, which impairs the range of movement and lead to deformities.-

 The rheumatoid nodule, which is sometimes in the skin, the most common non joint feature.  It is a type of inflammatory reaction known as necrotizing granuloma.

Complications of Rheumatoid arthritis

Complications could be anaemia, inflammation around the lungs, inflammation around the heart. Fever and low energy may also be present.

Home care for Rheumatoid Arthritis

A healthy diet, proper rest, stress management and regular exercise can help improve your quality of life.

1. Taking rest and relaxation

2. Exercise- regular exercise is a great way to fight fatigue, strengthen muscles and increase joint range of motion.

3. Fish oil supplements may help reduce pain and stiffness.

4. Heat and cold- apply an ice pack to inflamed joints to help ease swelling. Cold can also help to numb the pain and relax muscle spasms. Hot pack to help relax tense muscles and relieve pain and stiffness.

Homeopathic management and treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Homeopathy treatment for arthritis is the best way to get cure without any side effects. Many homeopathic remedies can reduce patients pain and stiffness of joints every effectively. Conventional treatment is to reduce pain, decrease inflammation and improve a person's functioning & mobility. Homeopathic treatment is lasting cure compared to other treatment and also gives relief within a short period of time. Proper Homeopathy treatment for arthritis is able to deliver a good and long-lasting relief in terms of pain, stiffness, swelling like symptoms, in addition to slowing down the worsening of the condition.