Once of you are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, you change most of the things ha you loved when you were healthy; in short, you way of life is never the same again. There are things that you loved to do, eating and drinking and with rheumatoid arthritis in the body, you have to learn to stop these things. There are things that you can do to worsen your rheumatoid arthritis condition and therefore stopping these things are not a choice. For instance you have to stop smoking, use of alcohol, coffee and eating foods that increase the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Among the beverages you take avoid coffee and rheumatoid arthritis will not be hard to treat; you can always replace coffee with tea, which is believed to be good for rheumatic people.
Coffee and rheumatoid arthritis are believed to be two great enemies since arguments have it that excessive use of coffee increases the chance of an individual to get rheumatoid arthritis. In case rheumatoid arthritis is already in the body, it is believed that coffee worsens the condition and especially use of decaf coffee; caffeine coffee on the other hand is believed to have no impact on rheumatoid arthritis. Not only does coffee worsen the condition of rheumatoid arthritis but it also it also reduces the healing effects of medicines administered to treat rheumatoid arthritis. A good example of this is when taking methotrexate; coffee weakens the drug making it have no effect on treating your condition.
Based on research take on people taking different amount of coffee, it shows that the more the number of cups of coffee one takes per day, the higher the chances of getting rheumatoid arthritis. When the research is starting, test is taken to confirm the rheumatic condition of the individuals to be involved in the research, in most of the rheumatoid factor is negative. The group that takes few cups of coffee per day has lower chances of getting rheumatoid arthritis at the end of the research. Those who take more cups of coffee per day are very susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis. The research is taken for a long period of time so as to give definite result. The results are clear evidence that coffee can increase the chances of getting rheumatoid arthritis. In this case, it means that if you are also suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, you put yourself in danger of worsening your condition by taking coffee. This is an evidence that coffee and rheumatoid arthritis are not to mixed and you have to abstain from taking it if you care about you health.
However, you can still take coffee but be sure not to take it in larger amounts. If you take one to two cups per day that can be okay and it may not worsen your rheumatoid arthritis condition as it would if you were to take more than five cups of coffee per day. Most of the researches that have been taken concerning coffee and rheumatoid arthritis show no clear evidence that coffee can cause rheumatoid arthritis of worsen the condition of rheumatoid arthritis. However to be on the safe side, it is good to walk in as per the claims that taking coffee that has no caffeine can worsen rheumatoid arthritis condition.