As a young child I use to wake up crying from pains on my hand, no one took me seriously as the pains comes and goes. While at university I will often stay awake due to severe pains on both hands and feet. It was at this time I decided to see a Doctor, even then nothing serious was one. It was initially thought I Lupus, but after a series of test, I was diagnose in my early twenties.
despite eating a relatively healthy diet, I still had to make serious some changes.
It is generally accepted that a good diet can and does help protect the body against some of the potential side effects of the drugs, taken to control the progression of Arthirtis.
What is Rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflamaiton in the joints, it is the second most common form of arthritis in the UK.
- tiredness (fatigue),
- flu-like symptoms, feeling of being ill all the time
- jont pains and welling.
- inflammation in the eyes
- weigth loss
- rheumatoid nodules
- inflammation of other parts of the body.
- C-reactive proten (CRP)
- tests for anitbodies called rheumatoid factor,
- test for anaemia, and
- X-rays on my joints.
- gentle exercises which may help relief stiffness:
- Podiatrist treatment: a podiatrist can give advice on how to look after your feet and the type of footwear that is suitable. I do not wear heels, or hard sole shoes, a small price to pay to keep my joint safe.
- However, losing weight goes a long way to help reduces the strain on the joints.
- Surgery which may range from minor surgery (to nereve) to major surgery (such as joint replacement)
- Eat a balance diet and keept a healthy weight
- protect your joints from unnecessary strain, like wearing heels
- get a good nights sleep to help with fatigue
- strike a balance between rest and exercise.
- vitamin D
- Forever Calcium
- Forever Immublend
- Arctic- Sea (fish oil)