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What is Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are many different forms of arthritis but Rheumatoid Arthritis stands apart as an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system is faulty and most commonly triggers the wrist and small joints of the hand as well as other joints in the body. This form of arthritis affects more than 1.3 million Americans, of these about 75% affected are women. RA is a chronic disease and can be painful and debilitating by causing sufferers stiffness, swelling, and limited motion in their joints.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Painful joints
  • Stiffness in joints
  • Loss of mobility & function of joints
  • Low energy
  • Feverish
  • Loss of appetite
  • Firm lumps beneath the skin (rheumatoid nodules)

How do you know if you have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If you are concerned that you may be suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis you should always visit a medical professional and receive a proper diagnosis. A rheumatologist is a physician with the skills and knowledge to diagnose and suggest proper treatment for the condition. To determine if an individual is indeed suffering from RA, a physical exam is conducted to check the swelling of the joints, and then blood tests are run to confirm RA. It is more difficult to diagnose an individual who has had RA for less than 6 months. In this case, a doctor of Rheumatologist would diagnose based on symptoms and physical examination as opposed to X-rays or blood tests.

How can Rheumatoid Arthritis be treated?

The good news is that medical advancements and treatment options have greatly increased and have provided RA sufferers with more solutions for their pain. It is possible to completely reduce symptoms in some people with certain medications or treatments. A few common requirements for treatment of RA include:

  • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs): Work to slow the progression of the disease and reduce symptoms.
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): Work to lower swelling, pain, and fevers.
  • Biologic response modifiers: Used in more serious cases to target the immune system when it sends signals that lead to inflammation and joint damage.
  • Low-impact exercises: Boosts muscle strength, increases mobility and range of motion, and reduces pressure on joints.
  • Balanced diet: To ensure you are not eating foods that increase inflammation or flare up painful symptoms.
  • Regular check-ups: Visit a physical or occupational therapist and receive regular checkups.
  • Mobility Supplements: Adding DR-HO'S Mobility Joint Supplement to your diet can help to provide essential nutrients for joint maintenance in one  convenient capsule.
  • Mobility Cream: Topical creams like DR-HO'S Mobility Cream can provide instant relieve for joints and can be applied any time at home.

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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease like Rheumatoid Arthritis can change the way a person lives their life. RA most commonly targets the joints in the hands and fingers. From brushing our teeth in the morning to making dinner, it is evident that we use our hands every day to accomplish tasks. Waking up and suddenly being plagued with swollen joints and painful fingers and hands can easily interrupt simple tasks. Thankfully there are many available treatments that can curb pain and allow people to carry on with living.

How DR-HO’S Can Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

DR-HO’S has a mission to use products and technology to reduce painful symptoms of thousands of individuals, including individuals who live with RA. It is possible to eat a diet that is tailored to reducing inflammation, but ensuring an RA sufferer has received all the essential nutrients through food alone is challenging. Supplements can help to maintain and repair ligaments, tendons, and cartilage of healthy joints in a simple capsule form. Topical creams can also provide instant relief when the formula is deep-penetrating, natural and fast-acting, like DR-HO'S Mobility Cream. Download DR-HO’S Guide to Understanding Pain for more information or see DR-HO'S Mobility Cream or the DR-HO'S Mobility Supplement pages for more information.

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Want to learn more about arthritis? Visit Dr-HO'S Joint Care & Arthritis page.

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Sources:

  1.  2013. Ruderman, Eric. American College of Reumatology. “Rheumatoid Arthritis.”
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