Rheumatoid arthritis, commonly known as RA is one of the autoimmune diseases, which can cause serous pain in the joints, and inflammation. It normally takes place on both the sides of the body. For instance, if one of arms or legs, the other joint will be affected as well. This differentiates RA from other kinds of arthritis, especially Osteoarthritis, which happens to wear and tear of joints. Awareness about RA symptoms is extremely important with its diagnosis and treatment, which works well, if RA is detected in its early stages.
The most common symptom of identifying RA is excruciating pain and inflammation in the joints, these symptoms normally flare up, and then subside. The symptoms take place in the joints of the hands, wrists, and knees. Studies state that RA can also affect tissues and organs throughout the body including the lungs, heart, and eyes.
A few symptoms of RA include – overall fatigue, low grade temperature, deformity, loss of function, pain and stiffness in more than one joint. If you notice tenderness and swelling in the affected area or any of these symptoms contact Curis Diagnostics, Rohini Sector 3, New Delhi to run your blood samples, and consult with our specialist doctor to learn more about the risk factors and its management. There are numerous genetic and environmental factors, which may increase the risk, though clinicians are yet to find out the exact causes of triggers.
If Rheumatoid Arthritis is left untreated, the joint will become severely damaged and lose its alignment. Women are more prone to RA than men, who are likely to get affected by it in 50+ of age. Genetic also plays an extremely important role in getting RA for a person born with a certain kind of gene, schedule a call with our expert to learn more about gene kinds. People those who smoke, are obese and consume large quantities of sodium, sugar, and processed red meats are at highest risk.
RA can be diagnosed through various blood tests namely RF blood factor, anti CCP, C reactive protein among others. Once diagnosed, it will have to be managed proactively to prevent further damage to the joints and other organs of the body. There is no cure for it, but contemporary medicine, dietary changes and home remedies can manage progression of the disease, and can provide better quality of living for those living with it!