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What Are The 3 Effective Strategies Of Natural Treatment For Rheumatoid Arthritis

Aug 18, 2007
In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system goes haywire and begins attacking tissues at the linings of the joints. This leaves you with inflamed joints which affects the surrounding muscles. Therefore, you will feel stiffness, pain, and swelling.

In treating this disorder, doctors usually prefer to use drugs. However, you have to face the potential side effects especially if you depend too much on them for pain relief. Why not try natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis? It causes almost no side effects. You can use several methods to cope the pain more effectively.

A nutritious diet can help you to manage the painful condition of this disease. However, some foods can aggravate the arthritic condition. For example, eating too much of red meat can encourage the development of rheumatoid arthritis. A majority of arthritic victims cannot tolerate gluten, gliadin, and dairy goods. Medical papers demonstrate that a two-week fast with vegetable broth can help to reduce its symptoms. Medical papers demonstrate that diet that is abundant with cold water fish can reduce the inflammation. Therefore, take large quantities of fruits and vegetables, and foods that are low in arachidonic acid (animal fats) to ease the painful symptoms.

Herbs may provide some relief of symptoms caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assigns herbs as food, they can effectively manage its symptoms. Valerian is a botanical plant that has potent medicinal properties that can remedy muscle and joint pain. Ginger, curcumin, and boswellia are common natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. In Ayurveda, their prime usage is to reduce inflammation. If you plan to use botanical supplements, be sure to request for counsel from your medical professional.

You can use dietary supplements such as fish oil, glucosamine sulfate , and chondroitin as natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil has high amounts of two omega-3 fatty acids: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These omega fatty acids can produce compound that reduce inflammation. However, they do not appear to slow the progression of the disease.

Glucosamine is present in the fluid around the joints. It is a kind of amino sugar that is thought to aid in cartilage growth and maintenance. Cartilage is a strong but flexible tissue that covers the ends of bones. This will not allow the bones to rub against each other, and absorbs the force of impact. Chondroitin sulfate is an element present in the cartilage surrounding the joints. It is part of a large protein molecule (proteoglycan) that gives cartilage elasticity. Glucosamine promotes the growth and maintenance of articular cartilage while chondroitin sulfate prevents other body enzymes from declining the building blocks of joint cartilage.

Although you may prefer the natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, you should not brush off orthodox care. This form of arthritis is a complicated disease to treat. Even if you choose to use natural methods, you should maintain regular visits to a rheumatologist to monitor for serious complications.
About the Author
Andy Lim writes for EndArthritisAgony.com to help arthritic victims in finding relief for their painful condition. For more tips on rheumatoid arthritis treatment, please visit his web site.
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