Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to traditional Chinese medicine , rheumatoid arthritis due to affection by wind or cold, dampness, heat or other pathogenic evils, which enters the human body and collaterals, giving rise to pain, swelling, heaviness, numbness and even difficulty in movement. The syndrome was firstly seen in "The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine", and later, has been described in many kind. of literature. That is why its classification is rather diversified. Based on its cause, it can be classified as wind arthralgia, cold arthralgia, damp arthralgia, and heat arthralgia. Based on its symptoms, it is divided into migratory arthralia, arthralgia aggravated by cold and adhasive arthralgia .

 Diseases included in Western medicine including rheumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, sciatica and so on.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an active, inflammatory, peripheral, systemic, symmetrical arthritis afflicting three women for every man. Now let's break down this medical jargon. Active means that RA is an ongoing process lasting for years. In general parlance, inflammatory means fiery or provocative, but here it means swelling, redness, tenderness, and pain in your joints. Peripheral tells us that RA involves mainly the joints of the arms and legs, in particular the fingers and wrists. Systemic means that RA, unlike osteoarthritis, affects the heart, lungs, and eyes of some patients in addition to the musculoskeletal system. Symmetrical is the key in distinguishing it from other kinds of arthritis. RA usually involves the same joints on both sides of the body: the knees, the wrists, or the joints of the fingers, for example.

 RA is one of the most common forms of arthritis. It affects mainly women in their forties, but it can also occur in children and in seniors over sixty-five years of age. It is an equal opportunity condition, affecting rich and poor alike. Arthritis occurs more than half of the time in the fingers, wrists, shoulders, knees, and ankles. Besides pain in the joints, it also causes trouble in other parts of the body, although involvement of the upper spine or lower sacroiliac joints is unusual.


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