RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS


RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS


INTRODUCTION:

In this a condition where Chronic Poly-arthritis affecting peripheral small joints, running a protracted course. Remission and exacerbation especially in winter and season.

It mainly affects synovial membranes of affected joints.

 

CAUSATION:

Etiology is unknown, But family background or Steroid application in several diseases or unnecessary vaccination may cause it.

 

FACTORS:

  • Females are 3 times more affected than male
  • Age between 25 to 50 years
  • The heredity: It is found that the majority of cases have the presence of sophistication 2 human leukocyte antigen [HLA]
  • Temperate zones with a cold and damp climate
  • The autoimmunity:  The autoimmunity disturbances of the antigen-antibody mechanism are additionally held responsible in some cases
  • Endocrine factors
  • Malnourished are more affected
  • Psychological factors for instance Excessive and continuous stress


SYMPTOMS

  • Vasomotor disturbances
  • Morning stiffness
  • Stars with tiredness, general weakness, numbness, and tingling in hands and feet
  • Loss of weight and general debility
  • Painful sensation in walking on soles
  • These joints are affected mostly wrist, knee, ankles, fingers, toes

 

SIGNS

  • Warmth over affected joints
  • Redness over the affected parts
  • Stiffness the affected parts
  • Muscular wasting
  • Flexion deformities like swan neck deformity.
  • Rheumatoid nodules

 

INVESTIGATIONS

  • Blood tests- RE blood [ESR raised, Leucocytosis]
  • Blood for CRP raised
  • Morphology of RBC- Hypochromic or normochromic, normocytic.
  • X-Ray- The skiagram of the joint will show de-mineralization of bony ends, narrowing of the joint space, Sub-cutaneous nodules
  • Synovial biopsy

 

MEDICATIONS

In Rheumatoid arthritis, the CONSTITUTIONAL TREATMENT is merely the way for regeneration.

MEDORRHENUM 200 one dose in every morning

CALC. CARB 200 two drops in every night.

For much pain-- HYPERICUM 6 or 200 one dose in every hour. Or 2 doses morning and evening

EXERCISE

NB: PHYSICIAN'S CONSULTATION SHOULD BE TAKEN...


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