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Experts enumerates the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism against diseases and other potentially damaging foreign elements.  It is a collection of structures and processes within the body which is imperative for its overall well-being. The system helps in identifying various threats such as viruses, bacteria and parasites. However, there are a number of disorders and ailments that pose a threat to the proper functioning of the immune system. The experienced medics at AMRI Hospital Kolkata, one of the leading multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata state that Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common type of autoimmune arthritis which mainly occurs due to faulty immune system. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder which mainly affects the joints, including those in the hands and feet.

It has been observed that women are more susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis as compared to men. It usually starts in the middle age and is common in old people.  It becomes difficult to diagnose Rheumatoid arthritis at times. However, the advancement and progress in its treatment has proved to be of great help to the affected people. AMRI Hospital Kolkata recommends undergoing a timely treatment for early diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis. It can help in controlling pain, swelling and alleviating the damage caused to the joints. Various studies have shown that the people who undergo a timely treatment are more likely to lead an active life. The risk associated with the type of joint damage that leads to joint replacement is also reduced by the treatment. It is considered to be effective in reducing the pressure on joints.

AMRI Hospital Group believes that seeking help from a rheumatologist can be of great help in designing a customized treatment plan which suits you the best. Some of the common symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis include:

  • Having injuries such as a sprained ankle, which take time and are hard to heal.
  • Lack of sensation and tingling in the wrist and hands (carpal tunnel syndrome).
  • Experiencing RA-related pain or inflammation in forefoot.
  • Having problems related to eyes.
  • Having pairs of aching joints.
  • Experiencing stiffness in the joints in morning.
  • People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis tend to have locked joints, especially in the knees and elbows.

Keeping in mind the major adverse effects of rheumatoid arthritis, it becomes imperative to ensure appropriate measures in order to combat the same. 

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Peter's strategic journalism quest started back in 2014 when he finished his degree in the Indian Institue of Journalism and New Media. Through the years working as a field reporter, his significant attachment to the current ups and downs in the Indian Healthcare System led him to take part in Doctor's Clinic Blog's Mission. Today, he contributes highly researched facts that aim to expand the understanding of every citizen.

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