Rheumatoid arthritis is an incurable disease till now. R A is a systemic inflammatory disorder which primarily affects the synovial joints mainly leading to swelling, severe pain in joints resulting stiffness and uneasiness. Pathogenesis of this disease is not yet confirmed. Researchers are in a pursuit of the reply for a curative conclusion. There are many factors for the case of rheumatoid arthritis.
Physicians try different medicines according to their knowledge, depending on the particular case. Drug which are of steroidal nature are often prescribed to the patients, but there is also a risk factor for involving side effects. Currently doctors prescribe NSAID (non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) to treat rheumatoid arthritis. NSAID manages to help chronic pain, swelling, and inflammations related R A. Doctors might change medications according to the observations. Some case might shows the NSAID are not enough for the patient’s relief, in such cases medication may be altered to some potent drugs like Methotrexate. These drugs can act quickly to prevent further damages. Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Nabumetone, Indomethacin are some notable NSAIDs.
But with the dosage of NSAID, their lies an increased risk of side effects. People suffering from heart disease can increase their chances of a cardiac arrest. There are also other side effects involving other organs of the body, like, kidneys, eyes, effect on blood cell count and pregnant women are the worst of all cases. So currently according to modern studies of medicines shows, more organic way of treating R A is much more suitable. Studies have shown bio-medical treatment, herbal, naturopathy and many more types of alternative medicines are proven to be beneficial. Some useful supplements and herbs which are basics and can perform better and efficiently for the treatment of R A are:
- OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS: Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids found commonly in various plant oils and marine products. Fish oil contains omega 3 fatty acids in abundance. Omega 3 fatty acids are particularly known to reduce inflammation. Fish oil also shows symptoms to decrease morning joint stiffness and joint pain.
- BORAGE OIL: Star flowers are the prime source for borage oil, which mainly originates from Syria. But it can also be found in many other places. Borage oil also reduces tender joints, swollen joints etc.
- GREEN TEA: Green tea (EGCG) epigallocatechin 3 gallate is a part of ancient Chinese medication. Green tea consumption is practiced in China for ages now. Green tea has got innate capability to regulate, and increase T-cells to stabilize immune system and suppress auto immune disorder.
- AVOCADO AND SOYA-BEAN OIL: Extracts from avocado and soya-bean oil proved to be helpful in many ways to regenerate connective tissues.
Physicians along with imminent researchers are trying to mix and match every possible combination, to get the conclusion of R A. They are trying all these to make patients suffer less. But if modern science could be matched with ancient traditional therapy that might be beneficial. But research on alternative medicine is on, studies shows exceptional results, further study might lead us to a way out. And few years later we may find some suitable supplements for rheumatoid arthritis.