Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease. It affects someone’s joints and causes ongoing pain, swelling, stiffness and limitations in terms of movements.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is also preventable and treatable naturally, with a high possibility of being placed into remission.If treated early enough, full remission from this Autoimmune Disease may be Possible.
We can’t definitively say that intestinal permeability (leaky gut) causes all autoimmune conditions; although, research does seem to be indicating it does.
What we do know however is that leaky gut may make the condition much worse. So whether leaky gut is the chicken or the egg, it really makes no difference.
Healing the integrity of the gut may greatly help to reduce symptoms and may even place the condition into remission.
Autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis are due to compromised immune function. Sufferer may also have hormonal dysfunction and metabolic (system) imbalances in the body.
A sufferers own immune system attacks his or her own healthy body tissue. This causes loss of cartilage and ongoing pain, swelling, stiffness and limitations in terms of movements.
Pain & Inflammation resulting from Rheumatoid Arthritis may be Treated Naturally
Pain and tenderness are usually experienced in a “symmetrical pattern”. Meaning multiple joints are impacted and on both sides of the body instead of just one.
There are high levels of inflammation in someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Due to this other parts of the body may also be affected; such as, vital organs and the endocrine glands.
As Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition, there is no cure. Although, the associated pain & inflammation can be managed and even placed into remission by addressing the cause.
8 Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Inflammatory diet e.g. refined carbohydrates, gluten, fried foods and excess sugar & cow’s dairy
- Poor gut health
- Toxicity e.g. endocrine disruptors, smoking cigarettes, pharmaceutical drugs and other chemical exposures
- Genetic influences
- Poor immune function
- Other autoimmune or medical conditions
- Stressors (physical, emotional & chemical)
Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms tend to periodically flare up and settle. The key is to find the trigger/s or what is causing the flares and remove or manage them.
With Rheumatoid Arthritis, the immune system attacks healthy body tissue and causes loss of cartilage. The high levels of inflammation may also affect other vital organs throughout the body.
If this condition is not addressed; it may become devastating and incapacitating.
Most sufferers have a progressive disability leading to further complications. Over time one may develop, significant joint damage, hormonal changes, nerve damage and severe inflammation of blood vessels.
8 Common Symptoms for Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Joint pain — swelling in and around joints that lasts for six weeks or more
- Redness, heat and tenderness near inflamed joints
- Morning stiffness that’s usually worse right after waking and lasts for 30 minutes or more
- Trouble moving normally like bending over, climbing stairs and walking
- Fatigue and generalised muscles aches
- Loss of appetite
- Low-grade fever
6 Factors that may Influence the Chance of Remission or Improvement
- Older Age – the younger, the greater the chance for improvement
- The more severe the Rheumatoid Arthritis, the more difficult it is to treat
- Compliance with the required nutritional protocol – thinking a little is alright may induce flares and prevent improvement
- Current medications and treatment protocols
- Smoking has a negative effect
- The power of the mind – negative or positive thoughts promote the outcome
8 Factors for Consideration when Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Nutritional changes and supplementation tailored for each individual
- Nutritional deficiencies
- The gut microbiome
- Poor lifestyle choices
- Managing stressors
- Environmental, chemical and metal toxicities
- Specialised exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Pain control
If diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis or any other complication due to increased inflammation throughout the body….
Please don’t ignore the signs and symptoms.
By the time a symptom is felt and a diagnosis provided, things may have been manifesting and progressing (sometimes for many years). Your body has been compensating under the radar.
Signs and symptoms are the body’s cry for help. We feel and see these when the body is no longer able to maintain homeostasis (metabolic balance) on its own any more.
Ignoring or masking the symptom with a pharmaceutical drug may lead to further complications.
Think of this as a cross road in life… one path leads to healing!
BEFORE YOU GO!