How You Can Conquer Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Published: 02nd September 2008
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Arthritis means inflammation of one or more joints. It is associated with joint pain. This is a common ailment of older people older than fifty-five years old. One of the most common symptoms of arthritis includes pain and limited function of joints. Some patients also encountered fever, weight loss, fatigue and also abnormalities of organs like lungs, heart and kidneys.





But how can you fight arthritis without taking any medications that has unwanted side effects on your body? Some pain relievers are loaded with health risks such as:





• Gastric ulcers


• Heart problems


• Increases in blood pressure


• Stomach bleeding


• Liver and kidney damage


• Ringing in your ears





However, there are safer ways to overcome the pain of arthritis. Here are some natural ways to successfully treat rheumatoid arthritis:





1. Get your vitamin D levels checked - If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, your vitamin D level should be measured regularly, and should be between 50 and 55. The best way to get your vitamin D levels where they should be is by getting safe sun exposure.





2. Address any emotional traumas - In people with Rheumatoid Arthritis, there is almost always an emotional insult, a severe, emotional trauma that occurred before the age of 5. Typically, all the traditional counseling in the world does not effectively address this.





3. Optimize your diet by finding out your nutritional type - This allows you to find out the unique diet that is right for your body. Do you need to be eating mostly protein? More carbs? Higher fat? Nutritional typing will tell you - Nutritional Typing





4. Reconsider having a root canal - Root canals can be a source of infection that can contribute to rheumatoid arthritis.





5. Get enough omega-3 fats - As this study showed, they're very useful for managing pain. The DHA and EPA found in krill oil and fish oil are also profoundly helpful for normalizing the immune dysfunction that seems to be a major contributing factor in rheumatoid arthritis.





6. Incorporate regular exercise into your daily schedule - Exercises like running can cause permanent joint damage due to the excessive amount of inflammation present. A simple key to follow is that if you have pain two hours after exercise that specific exercise was likely too aggressive for your joints in their current state of inflammation.





If you have rheumatoid arthritis, or know someone who does, please consider using these natural approaches as soon as possible. So the sooner you make the lifestyle changes I've listed above, the better your chances will be at overcoming this disease.

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