Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a that causes inflammation of the joint and the tissue around it. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses when the body’s tissues are mistakenly attacked by their own immune system. Patients suffering from autoimmune diseases have antibodies that will actually targeting own body tissue which causes inflammation. Because it can also affect other organs of the body, Rheumatoid Arthritis is referred to as a systemic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease.


Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

It varies from each individual and the degree of the diseases. Most of all the symptoms will comes by on and off through out the day.

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Energy
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Low-Grade Fever
  • Muscle and Joint Aches
  • Stiffness

 


Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Hereditary
  • Environmental Factors, such as Smoking

 


Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

There is no treatment but rather stablising Rheumatoid Arthritis, by:

  • Medications
  • Rest
  • Joint-Strengthening Exercises
  • Joint Protection

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment or question about rheumatoid arthritis.

 

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