Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes image of Man holding painful knee.Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes are not fully understood or known. They do know that it attacks, damages and causes inflammation of the joints but it is not truly known what triggers the original attack.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (Ra) is understood to be an autoimmune condition which causes the body’s immune system to wage war against itself. These attacks happen especially in the area of the joints, where it attacks tissues and linings around the joints.

In normal circumstances the immune system will protect the body by producing anti-bodies which naturally attack foreign cells that may have found their way into the body and so protecting the body from infections. The reason Ra does this has not been discovered yet, but logically one would suspect that the mechanism which controls the anti-bodies gets it wrong.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes are believed to be some of the following:-

  • Genes (inherited from your parents)
  • Environment
  • Hormones. 

Some genes have been identified which can increase the risk for rheumatoid arthritis this coupled with certain environmental factors (like inflections or viruses) could be responsible for triggering rheumatoid arthritis in susceptible individuals.

Although Rheumatoid Arthritis shares some symptoms with Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis can attack at any age it can be rapid in its appearance and may be attended by other symptoms, such as fatigue.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes are not always consistent in who and how long the attacks last.

  • People do get Rheumatoid Arthritis which only lasts at a few months and it then can go away without causing any damage to the joints or surrounding tissues.
  • Others have times where it flares up and the symptoms get worse and then they go through periods of remission.
  • Unfortunately there are also a small number of people where it can last for many years and this constant attack by the immune system can cause serious damage which can be extremely debilitated or even disabling. 

This is a particularly distressing condition and although as yet there is no known cure there is a great ideal which one can do to alleviate the symptoms and help a sufferer live a fairly normal life.

Many people are turning to ‘natural medicine’ instead of ‘traditional’ M.D.’s and pharmaceutical type medicine.

There are many different reasons for this, from people not finding relief or a cure for their ailments with traditional methods, to the side effects and harshness of pharmaceutical drugs.

The good news is that there are natural alternatives available for many of the common ailments. Natural medicine has been around for thousands of years and has been used successfully by many ancient civilisations.

We may not fully understand all Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes but we can certainly help the symptoms.

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