Dr Nataraj speaking on Rheumatoid Arthritis – SAKTHI RHEUMATOLOGY CENTRE, Coimbatore

Dr Nataraj speaking on Rheumatoid Arthritis – SAKTHI RHEUMATOLOGY CENTRE, Coimbatore

I would share on Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is commonly known as knee pain, rigidness, due to pain in joints which gets carried from one joint to another leading to continue chronic pain.
Is rheumatoid Arthritis and Rheumatic fever same condition?
Both are different conditions, with same symptoms of rigidness in the joints , knee pain, joint pain etc but in addition rheumatic fever affects the heart in the end stage
Sir what are the symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis?
As said before the Rheumatoid Arthritis will have pain in the joins or rigidness while getting up in the morning, some symptoms will have swelling, you can feel hot in the swelling portion, may find difficult to walk, would be chronic for few, they may feel pain in the morning but may diminish when they start their routine work.
Who will get Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid Arthritis does not have age criteria or religion oriented. May find between 1 to 95 age old people in the ratio 3:1, where chances for ladies is more when compared to men as well even children may get this disease.
What are the causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
There is immune system in all of us, instead of attacking the enemy cells it bad cells it will get settle in the joints available in the body and starts attacking them leading to pain. The cause is our own body and its cells, not due to hereditary, nor due to disease by touch, or will not get carried to children. The cause as said is our own body and it cells. Not everyone will get this disease but unfortunately they can.
What is the relationship between food and Rheumatoid Arthritis?
There are no relations between food and Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is no reason of cause even if you add extra sour, salt or gastric problem that may rise by eating regular food. No pain rises due to food and food has nothing to do with the disease or its symptoms.
Is this disease fully curable?
If diagnosed in early stages it is fully curable, but diagnosed even on later stages with more symptoms of pain even then it can be cured since we have advanced medicines to cure it.
Should the Rheumatoid Arthritis patient do the regular work or should they take complete rest?
It is a disease but you should not take it as disease, even pain will be there and required medicines will be prescribed. We can work as how general population does. Need not stop any routine work just because we got pain.
Is steroid and pain killers are the normal medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis or do we have any other options for cure?
Steroid and pain killers are commonly to affects kidney and that is not the only available medicine. we treat the disease with advanced medicines which are available now. Even there are medicines which can cure totally for which the patient has to consult the specialist.
Can women with rheumatoid arthritis condition give birth to child?
Sure she can give birth whilst on medication and can give birth to a child and it will not be passed to the child
Is rheumatoid arthritis genetic?
No, it is not, it is not genetically passed from our parents to us nor us to our children, it is very rarest of case.

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