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How Frightened Should You Be Of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Jun 17, 2008
It's no fun getting a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. But perhaps you haven't yet received the diagnosis. Perhaps you are afraid of ever getting rheumatoid arthritis. There are a lot of illnesses and aliments that abound in life that can cause a great amount of pain. One of the most common conditions that most human beings are sentenced to is some form of arthritis. Even children can get juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Prevention

Although most people do get a form of joint inflammation at some point during their lives, you don't have to be certain that you are doomed to get any kind of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis. By eating a sensible diet to keep an ideal body weight and exercising regularly, you are already making a great contribution to reducing your chances of getting rheumatoid arthritis, or getting a less painful form of it.

Quitting smoking is another way of helping to reduce your chance of getting rheumatoid arthritis, or a severe form of it. Smoking reduces your circulation, which means you don't get the proper blood flow to all parts of your body. When your circulation system is under stress (as it usually is for a smoker), then it concentrates on just keeping the inner organs functioning. It then conserves energy for this by shutting off circulation to your fingers and toes.

Never Stop Moving

Even if you get the dread diagnosis, it doesn't mean your life is over. There are far worse medical conditions to be diagnosed with other than rheumatoid arthritis. However, you probably grew up seeing your elderly relatives and neighbors suffer from it. This can leave a very strong impression in your subconscious.

So, even though you know some other diseases and illnesses are worse, you probably never had the direct contact as you did with someone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. You saw what happened to them and you don't want it to happen to you. Recognize your fear and give it a name. Call it "arthritis-it is" is you want. Make up a silly name for it and write it down. Looking at the small word can help you realize that it's only a small fear.

There are a lot more effective treatments for rheumatoid arthritis now than there was when you first saw someone suffer from inflamed, stiff joints. Since everybody's rheumatoid arthritis is different, there are many different treatments to choose from. Many people find it best to combine conventional medicine with alternative treatments, such as acupuncture.
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