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Rheumatoid Arthritis
 
Standard Definition

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition. It is an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks the joints and sometimes other parts of the body. Joints commonly affected include the hand and wrist, knee, feet and ankle.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Medical researchers suspect that environmental factors in conjunction with genetic predisposition may trigger RA. This is a complex interaction and involves numerous triggers, from infections to food allergies, hormonal factors and stress.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Bacterial or viral infection
  • Being female (hormonal factors)
  • Stress
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Malaise and fatigue
  • Low-grade fever
  • Weight loss
  • Joint stiffness in the morning or following inactivity
  • Symptoms not directly associated with the joints such as skin nodules, swollen lymph nodes and anaemia
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.

  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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