Even though there is no known cure for this rheumatoid arthritis, certain dietary modifications and daily exercise can help with the side-effects. Use these fruit juices to reduce your symptoms successfully.
The term ‘arthritis’ refers to inflammation in your joint that results in warmth, redness, swelling, and pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA is a form of arthritis that affects the joint on both sides of your body, for example, both wrists, both hands, or both knees. It can also affect your eyes, lungs, skin, blood, nerves, and heart. You can usually distinguish this form of arthritis from the others because of the symmetry of the joints affected. This disease is more common in women than in men and affects everyone differently. Some may develop this condition over several years, while others may develop it quickly.
The exact cause of RA is not yet known, there seems to be some trigger that makes the immune system of the body attack the healthy joints and sometimes, even the organs. There have been several theories put forward to provide an explanation for the immune system turning hostile. Some theories say that a virus or a bacteria is responsible for the change in the immune system and others propose that in certain people, smoking is what leads to RA.
Some of the symptoms associated with RA include swollen joints, stiff joints, fatigue, fever, joint pain in hands and feet, redness, and loss of joint movement. There is no single test to diagnose RA, however, about 80 percent of people suffering from this debilitating condition have ‘rheumatoid factor’ present in their blood. You can detect this antibody by a simple blood test. Although people suffering from RA may have this antibody in the blood, it cannot be concluded that everyone with this antibody will develop RA sometime in the future.
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for RA. If you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, the treatment plan will involve a combination of medications, exercise, joint protection, and sometimes even surgery. The main goal of the treatment options is to reduce your RA symptoms and to make them more manageable. The treatment methods that will be chosen will greatly depend on your overall health, age, severity of rheumatoid arthritis, and your medical history. Doctors usually prescribe several medications that help you by lowering the swelling, joint pain, and inflammation. Some of the medications used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis include corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory painkillers, and narcotic pain relievers.
If you want to stick to herbal remedies, there are several herbs that help relieve your pain of rheumatoid arthritis. You can also find some relief from the pain by making certain dietary modifications such as including fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants in your meals. These fruits as well as vegetables are renowned to help with most forms of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis. The only drawback is people either don’t like eating raw vegetables and fruits or include too few servings in their meals. The easiest solution to this problem and one of the ways in which you will consume anti-inflammatory superfoods in one go is juicing.
What exactly is juicing?
Juicing is nothing but selecting a combination of ingredients and blending them together to create nutritious juices. Sonya Angelone from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says, “One of the benefits of juicing is getting a concentration of vegetables into people who normally wouldn’t get enough. But that doesn’t mean chugging glasses of your average fruit juice. There’s a right way – and a wrong way – to juice”.
There are certain things that you should keep in mind before juicing to find relief from the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. These are:
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