The definition of rheumatoid arthritis flare is worsening of the chronic disease. Patient might experience R A flare sometimes during the course of suffering, it seems that disease is well under control for a while, suddenly joint inflammation and pain start to reappear in fresh new ways. Patient might experience general malaise and fatigue, the cause of a flare varies mainly depending upon the specific disease. It is quite difficult to recognize the main reason behind the triggering of a R A flare, unless it deteriorates and something extraordinary happens. Common thing with the flare is; every patient is bound to have some depression problems. It first starts with un-easiness; feeling unwell and lack of energy are some of the common symptoms that can relate to R A flare. With the growing pain along with inflammation creates enormous difficulties. Free movement of the body is restricted, mobility hindrance create helplessness.
Many patients who are experiencing an increase in fatigue and joint pain may be suffering from a severity of fibromyalgia and not from the R A disease. Fibromyalgia is a common musculoskeletal condition which can be very similar to arthritis. The main symptoms are distributed body pain, break sleep and fatigue.
For any disease quality sleep is a must, especially in the case of R A. It soothes some of the pain by sleeping, but problem having sleep is a common factor in R A flare. Appetite loss resulting major loss in weight, substantial hair loss, wrinkles in facial and outer body skin are common signs of rheumatoid flare. Day by day endurance slows down along with normal immunity, patient’s entire body is seems under a serial of mutiny.
Best medicine during R A flare is rest but complete boycott of the regular exercise and work is not necessary. A physician or a physiotherapist is always helpful guiding through this phase of rheumatoid flare. Complete bed rest is not at all helpful instead it creates many more problems. Mixing light activity with rest and medication benefits a patient more. Apart from obtaining rest which is the most primary of all natural treatment in R A flare, medication such as dosages of corticosteroid drugs and prednisone are mostly prescribed by a physician. If needed adjusting the dosage of regular rheumatoid arthritis medicine is sometimes tried by the doctors to attain quick relief for the patient.
Balancing work with social obligations is quite tough to attain, but if one can do so by allowing other routine to flow normally then it can benefit patient’s mental status and will not feel deprived, instead one can relive his/her normal life. Patient can work from home, in case of a house wife a nanny can solve many problems, by sharing the duty and can shed burden from a mother.