Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
The tenderness and swelling of one or more joints are known as arthritis. It commonly occurs between the ages of 30 -50 years old. With this disease, women are more effective than men. Arthritis is the most common of two types- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In this article, we are going to discuss Rheumatoid arthritis and its management with Ayurvedic herbs and herbal formulations.
Introduction of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Where the tissue lining of both sides of the joints is attacked by the immune system is called rheumatoid arthritis. It also affects other parts of the body like the lungs, eyes, heart, skin, etc. It is a chronic and autoimmune disease. It usually occurs more in females than males. It initially affects small joints.
Types of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is of two types:-
1. Seropositive rheumatoid arthritis
2. Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis
3. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
1. Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis
If the presence of rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide in the blood is positive it is known as seropositive rheumatoid arthritis. The positive blood test of RF or anti-CCP means there is a production of an immune reaction to normal tissue occurring in your body. With rheumatoid arthritis 60-80% of people are seropositive.
2. Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis
If the presence of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide in the blood is negative but still has rheumatoid arthritis. It is known as seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. It is the milder form of rheumatoid arthritis. With rheumatoid arthritis 20% of people are seronegative.
3. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
It mostly occurs in children younger than 17 years old. It may be temporary or permanent for a lifetime. It is an idiopathic arthritis. Also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis
- In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system does not work properly and attacks the healthy cells of joints. It is triggered by any infection or smoking.
- When joints are attacked by the immune system it makes the area of the joint painful and causes swelling.
- It also occurs when environmental factors and genetic factors are combined.
- There is a greater chance of rheumatoid arthritis in overweight people.
- The risk of rheumatoid arthritis increases with smoking.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in adults
- Pain in the joints
- Stiffness especially in the morning
- Stiffness sitting for a long time
- Dry eyes
- High temperature
- Difficulty in walking
- Loss of weight
Signs and Symptoms of juvenile arthritis in Children
- Eye inflammation
- The ability to use one or more joints is less
- Slow growth
- Redness in a joint
- High fever
Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis
In the early stage of rheumatoid arthritis, it cannot be diagnosed properly because the signs and symptoms of the early stage look the same as other diseases. There are some examinations of rheumatoid arthritis:
In physical examination swelling, redness and reflexes of joints are examined by a doctor.
Blood tests- ESR is done to find out the level of C-reactive protein level.
Anti- CCP is done to find out the level of antibodies.
Imaging tests- X-ray is done to find out the severity of joint destruction.
MRI is done to find out the changes in bones and cartilage.
Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis
- lungs disease
- Cardiovascular disease
Ayurvedic Aspect of Amavata(Rheumatoid Arthritis)
In ayurveda rheumatoid arthritis is correlated with Amavata (rheumatoid arthritis). It is a vitiation of vata dosha. In this accumulation of vata dosha occurs in joints. Due to slow digestion, the formation of immature nutritional essence is formed and goes into circulation in unprocessed form. It cannot be metabolised since it is immature. They are neither digested nor flushed. Ama (undigested metabolic waste) blocks all the channels of nutrition due to its sticky nature. As a result, it causes damage to multiple tissues.
Samprapti (Pathophysiology) of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
- Due to slow digestion or excessive eating, it produces ama (undigested metabolic waste).
- Aggravated vata pushes ama and moves ama (undigested metabolic waste) towards different sites of kapha.
- Then ama (undigested metabolic waste) enters into dhamanis and is contaminated by three doshas
- After contamination, ama becomes sticky and obstructs channels.
- It causes heaviness in the heart and ama may become a causative factor of many diseases.
- The aggravated vata and ama (undigested metabolic waste) enter the trika sandhi and other joints.
- The disease which produces stiffness and joint pain is called amavata.
Clinical Features of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
- Aruchi- anorexia
- Shotha- inflammation
- Difficulty in movement
Treatment of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
According to Planet Ayurveda, the proper diet, daily lifestyle and Ayurvedic medication is important for better results without any side effects under the guidance of a doctor. There is a proper care pack of herbal remedies for the cure of rheumatoid arthritis. It is given below with ingredients that are used in these remedies.
Herbal Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis by Planet Ayurveda
Planet ayurveda is a GMP – certified clinical and ISO 9001:2015 certified US FDA-registered company. In Planet Ayurveda, the formulation of various remedies from the holistic system of ayurveda to provide relief from disease is manufactured here. In Planet Ayurveda, formulations of herbal remedies are preservative-free. For rheumatoid arthritis, Planet ayurveda provides various supplements without causing any side effects
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Aamvatantak Churna
- Ashwagandha Capsules
- Joint Aid Plus
- Rumogin 5 Capsules
- Yograj Guggul
1. Boswellia Curcumin
Boswellia curcumin is a polyherbal capsule which is formulated by Planet Ayurveda using Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). It is helpful in the maintenance of full health and also helpful for joints. Curcuma is an anti-inflammatory herb. The combination of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa) helps reduce pain and give synergistic effects.
Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with warm water, after meals.
Planet Ayurveda’s aamvatantak churna is made up of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Methi (Trigonela foenum graecum), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and more. This churna is helpful in joint health. It reduces inflammation, tenderness and acts as an immunity booster.
Dosage – 1 teaspoonful twice daily with warm water, before a meal.
3. Ashwagandha Capsules
These are Single herbal capsules made with pure extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). It helps in overall health. It helps reduce swelling. It is also an immunity booster.
Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with warm water, after meals.
4. Joint Aid Plus
It is a nutritional product that is formulated by planet ayurveda using Nirgundi [Vitex negundo], Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). It provides nutrition to the body and supports joint health. This nirgundi herb contains anti-convulsive and antioxidant properties. It also helps in reducing excessive pain.
Dosage- 2 capsules twice daily with warm water, after meals.
5. Rumogin 5 Capsules
These are the polyherbal capsules made by Planet Ayurveda using Curcumin (Curcuma longa), Maricha (piper nigrum), Saunth (Zingiber officinale), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Pippali (Piper longum). These capsules are used for a healthy skeletal system. The flexibility of joints is improved by these capsules which reduce stiffness and pain of joints.
Dosage- 1 capsule twice daily with warm water, after a meal.
6. Yograj Guggul
Yograj guggul is prepared using herbs like Kulanjan (Alpinia galanga), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Pippali (Piper longum) and many more . These provide strength to muscles. It gives relief from pain, stiffness and numbness. It also improves digestion.
Dosage- 2 tablets twice daily with warm water, after meals.
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The swelling and tenderness of one or more joints is known as arthritis. It is a chronic disease and is commonly found in females rather than males. In Ayurveda, rheumatoid arthritis is correlated with Amavata. It is vitiation of vata. According to Planet Ayurveda, to treat Amavata Planet Ayurveda provides self-made supplements without any preservatives and without causing any side effects. Planet Ayurveda provides a rheumatoid arthritis care pack which is best for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. In the rheumatoid arthritis care pack, there are six types of herbal medicine which are formulated by Planet Ayurveda under the guidance of MD doctors of Planet Ayurveda.