What is it like to live with rheumatoid arthritis? It can impact your joints and various parts of your body, including skin, eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. It is an autoimmune disorder causing inflammation when your immune system attacks your own tissues.
What are the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis? - Swollen joints; Joint stiffness that is usually worse in the mornings and after inactivity; Fatigue, fever and loss of appetite
Early signs will show up in smaller joints first — particularly the joints in your hand and feet. As the disease progresses, symptoms often spread to the wrists, knees, ankles, elbows, hips and shoulders.
According to Mayo Clinic data, about 40% of people also experience signs and symptoms other than in joints. Areas that may be impacted include: Skin, Eyes, Lungs, Heart, Kidneys, Nerve tissue, Bone marrow, and Blood vessels, among others
What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis doesn't have a cure. You can take steps to improve living with arthritis its symptoms.
Focusing on foods or supplements that are anti inflammatory can help. Fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-5, glucosamine and chondroitin can provide some pain relief.
How do I deal with rheumatoid arthritis? Studies show that maintaining physical activity and using heat or cold therapy for support your joints can improve quality of life. Additionally, using self-help devices, taking medication; and committing to a healthy lifestyle can all ensure active, health living.