Although it mostly affects ages between 30 and 50, rheumatoidarthritis syndrome can start at any age. Rheumatoid arthritissyndrome is a chronic disease, causing joint pain, stiffness,swelling and decreased joint movements. It is a common diseaseaffecting 1% of the world’s population, including more than 1.3million Americans with 41 out of every 100,000 diagnosed eachyear.
Rheumatoid arthritis syndrome can also affect the whole body,attacking organs such as the heart, lungs, or other tissues such asmuscles, ligaments, and cartilage. When a person has rheumatoidarthritis syndrome, their body’s immune system mistakes its owntissues as being foreign invaders and the immune system willdevelop antibodies to destroy the so-called “invaders” in thesynovium (located within the joints).
If rheumatoid arthritis syndrome is left untreated, the chronicswelling and pain can worsen and cause permanent disability. But how does one stop their ownimmune system from attacking their body? Luckily, there is arheumatoid arthritis syndrome treatment that is all-natural, safe,and can correct your body’s communication system to stop it frommisinterpreting signals. But first, it is important to be aware ofthe rheumatoid arthritis syndrome symptoms to help you detect it assoon as possible.
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Symptoms of Rheumatoid ArthritisSyndrome
To begin, one who is starting to have signs of rheumatoidarthritis syndrome might notice small joints in their body (such asfingers and toes) becoming warm, stiff, or swollen. These symptomsmay come and go, lasting anywhere from a few days to weeks at atime then disappear. As time passes, rheumatoid arthritis will goafter larger joints (your hips, shoulders, and knees) without muchof a “break” or remission.
Some symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis syndrome will include thefollowing:
Having a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in theblood
- Weight Loss
Muscles weigh heavier than fat, and those with rheumatoid arthritissyndrome may experience pain and stiffness that makes it hard forthem to exercise and maintain a healthy muscle mass
- Low-Grade Fevers
This is a common symptom to have, usually caused byinflammation
- Pain and Stiffness
Because of the immune system attacking “invaders” in the joints, itwill cause your joints to be harder to use and not move as well asthey normally should
- Rheumatoid Nodules
These are unique to rheumatoid arthritis syndrome, also known asfirm bumps, and are located beneath the skin around the jointsaffected by the condition
It is not unusual for those with rheumatoid arthritis syndrome toexperience mental or physical exhaustion because of the antibodiescausing high inflation levels – which lead to severe fatigue
Common Treatments for Rheumatoid ArthritisSyndrome
The most common treatment for rheumatoid arthritis syndrome is aDisease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drug (DMARD). The first DMARDusually prescribed by doctors is methotrexate to help treatrheumatoid arthritis syndrome by calming the inflammation andslowly the progression. If this prescription alone does not calmthe inflammation, doctors may try a different type of DMARD or addanother to the prescription.
While these drugs do help inflammation and slow down theprogression of rheumatoid arthritis syndrome, it does not stop yourimmune system from being confusing and attacking your body. Inaddition, it is typical for DMARDs to come with side effects thatcould do further damage to your body. Common side effects of DMARDsfor treating rheumatoid arthritis syndrome include:
- Upset Stomach
DMARDs may cause nausea along with vomiting or diarrhea
- Blood Problems
DMARDs can affect your immune system even more, raising the risk ofinfection and may even lessen white blood cells (cells that fightinfections) or lower your red blood cell count (causing anemia andmaking you fatigued)
- Liver Problems
Liver problems from DMARDs are less common than getting an upsetstomach, but blood will need to be checked on a regular basis toensure your liver is not being harmed
Because of this, it is recommended for those who have rheumatoidarthritis syndrome to first try an all-natural treatment first,which leads us to upper cervical care.
But Why Would Upper Cervical Care Help RheumatoidArthritis Syndrome?
Think about it. Upper cervical chiropractors study how the brainstem and the immune system function together. The two uppervertebrae of your spine, the axis and the atlas, support and houseyour brain stem. When one of these bones are misaligned, it causesyour brain stem to become compressed and disrupting the brain tobody communication. When this happens, you guessed it…your immunesystem becomes confused and misinterprets signals from thebrain.
Your immune system will start acting out of sync, beginning tothink there are problems elsewhere (like the “foreign invaders”)and attack your organs and tissues. Upper cervical adjustmentscorrect misalignments that compress your brain stem to enable yourbody to go back to functioning properly. This disturbance in yourbody’s communication is also capable of causing many symptomsthroughout your body and conditions because of all the nervesoriginating from it.
Upper cervical adjustments are unlike general chiropracticadjustments: They are very small, precise movements and do not haveany cracking or popping involved. Because upper cervicaladjustments have no side effects, it is highly recommended thatthose who have rheumatoid arthritis syndrome and who not only wantto find relief but to help their body heal from it, to try thisnatural treatment before putting more strain on the body that cancome from the side effects of medication.