Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) :- Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) :-

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is one type of auto-immune disease that can normally damage to joints.

Introduction of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) :-

  • RA is firstly recognized by French physician Augustin Jacob Landre Boauvais in 1800.
  • The name of this disease is given by british rheumatologist Dr. Alferd Garrod in 1859.
  • Normally arthritis comes in age of 20 to 60.
  • In this disease patients have low red blood cells (RBCs) count, inflammation around the lungs and heart.

Symptoms or signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) :-

  • Arthritis is one type of chronic disease and its symptoms marked by inflammation and joint pain.
  • Signs of arthritis disease appear during periods its known as Flares.
  • In symptoms of arthritis we include such as :
  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint stiffness
  • Loss of joint function
  • Sometimes low fever and low energy level in the human body.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) :-

  • Diagnosis of this disorder take long time and may need multiple laboratory test to clinical examination findings.
  • In diagnosis of arthritis doctors are used various types of techniques.
  • By using of ultra-sonography.
  • By X-ray examination.
  • By Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • There are different types of blood testing techniques are used in the diagnosis of arthritis.
  1. Rheumatoid factor test :-

  • In this blood test we detects for the protein its called rheumatoid factor.
  • Normally high levels of rheumatoid factors are connected with various autoimmune disease such as : Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA).
  1. Antinuclear antibody test :-

  • This test is normally detect to our immune system and check immune system producing antibodies.
  • Normally immune system can produce antibodies as a response to various types of condition including Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA).
  1. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate :-

  • This test is require in identification the degree of inflammation in human body.

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis :-

  • There is no cure of this auto-immune disease.
  • But we can control this disease by using of the some treatments.
  • By using of different medications and remedies.
  • By changing of dietry.
  • Particular type of exercise.
  • We can also control by using of pain medications, steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Using of anti-rheumatic drugs.

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