Disease can affect anybody, one must not think of struggling with it. Patients need to live with disease, as if it is a part and parcel of their life. Its better said than done, but living with disease takes courage and a spirited zeal. Patient must remain positive despite facing such adversities. Living with rheumatoid arthritis can be simplified in many ways. Living a re-strained life by re-modeling one’s lifestyle, it is because one cannot expect a complete cure, but it can help not to worsening the disease any further.
Healthy lifestyle adaptation can benefit patient immensely, reducing the risk of cardiac related diseases. To restrict one’s certain activity might be helpful to take some control over common R A symptoms, like fatigue, malaise, joint stiffness and pain. Self monitoring is the best to keep somebody manage the common rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Educating themselves about the disease can make it easy for a patient to keep stay active most of the time.
Regular consultation with the physician is required; it helps patients to learn more about managing the symptoms and make them avoid sudden deterioration of the disease. Intake of vitamin D and calcium rich food in form of general diet and supplements can be beneficial for one’s health. Dairy products along with natural supplements consumption with consultation of a doctor might improve the ailing condition.
With the limitation in different activity, which can be performed by a normal person easily makes patient grumpy. Self controlling the ego is quite a task on those times. Mental counseling or sharing the feelings with the loved one’s can become helpful. One can meditate under the supervision of a specialist yoga or meditation teacher to attain mental peace, which is most necessary in these tough hours. Different therapeutic treatment can be applied along with normal medication, under the consultation and knowledge of a doctor. Yoga and heat therapy are amongst the proven therapy which brings huge relief to the patient.
Certain physical exercises can bring relief from the pain and discomforts. A rheumatoid arthritis patient gets benefit from certain exercises. With the acknowledgement from the physician or a prescribed exercise can be practiced on a routine basis, to avoid further damage. Swimming, freehand workouts, light jogging and massage is seen to bring relief for the patients.
For patients who seem to be suffering from acute mobility problem device or material assistance can be taken for the normal living. Crutch, wheel chairs, different forms of braces, like knee, hip, shoulder, can minimize the strain to a certain level.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis is painful suffering, whatever the care patients get, they have to understand that, you are the best care for yourself. Love your life, live it as it is a condition that can’t be changed. Take long strive mentally, so what if your approach is slowed down. Clean up you mental blockage, and be a pathfinder for many patients.