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Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms and Causes

Rheumatoid Arthritis, strictly speaking is one of a number of types of inflammatory arthritis. Each is characterised by inflammation of a joint or joints where there is redness, pain, stiffness, swelling and warmth, and then after time there may be disability of the affected joints where they remain swollen and may fuse together. It may present as .

Types of Inflammatory Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

In Rheumatoid Arthritis many joints tend to be affected and the course is progressive with periods of quietness and others of worsening.


Gout by contrast presents typically with just one joint affected, classically a big toe joint. The condition is very acute and extremely painful. Gout is however relatively short lived with complete improvement between attacks.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a progressive inflammation of the soft tissues (non bony parts), usually in the spine, but it may affect other organs as well. When the inflammation dies down bone is laid down where the ligaments and tendons used to be and the bones become fused together and not able to move. It is a cause of back pain.

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis may be difficult to differentiate from Rheumatoid Arthritis but its association with and different blood test results are indicators.

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What Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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A rheumatologist describes the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the joints, its most common symptoms and the treatment options available.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment


A full range of drugs from simple pain killers such as Paracetamol;  NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs) like Meloxicam (Mobic), Naproxen (Naprosyn), Nabumetone (Relifex), Etodolac (Lodine) and Diclofenac (Voltarol),  through to cytotoxic drugs such as Methotrexate  is used. The more severe drugs generally need very close supervision in a hospital setting because they can have serious side effects.


Home Remedies and Relevant Articles from our Contributors

Home remedies are anything from "homework", food or nutritional supplements, exercises, reading, our featured articles and so on. Natural Remedies from Shared Care offers:-

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Natural Cures for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Who Can Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Who has a Special Interest in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Ms. Linda Rowlands Fort Lauderdale,  Florida,   United States of America
Ms. Pamela Bellamy Roswell,  Georgia,   United States of America
Ms. Linda Meyer Lake in the Hills,  Illinois,   United States of America
Mrs. Janine L. Agoglia Natick,  Massachusetts,   United States of America
Ms. Elizabeth Nirbhebe V Davies Minneapolis,  Minnesota,   United States of America
Mr. Bryan Watrous Missoula,  Montana,   United States of America
Ms. Anca Marinescu New York,  New York,   United States of America
Ms. Anca Marinescu Dingmans Ferry,  Pennsylvania,   United States of America
Mr. Tom Nuzzi Yakima,  Washington,   United States of America

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Groups

The home country of the group is listed. Most will provide more information, advice, contacts and help wherever you live:-

Australia Western Australia
Australia Victoria
Canada National
Great Britain National
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