Rheumatoid Arthritis


Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which joint bones and muscles become swelled, stiff, red, and warmth. Patients feel severe pain in the joint bones and some time it becomes difficult to move the affected parts.

In the Rheumatoid Arthritis, the main joints of the body like hips, knees, ankle, wrists, elbows, finger joints, neck and shoulders become affected. The cells of inflamed lining release enzymes, which may harm the related bone and cartilage. This process may cause deformity of joint, pain and may restrict joint movements.


The Rheumatoid Arthritis can produces two types of symptoms ? local and systemic. Local symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis can be seen easily as it affects the outer side of the body while the systemic symptoms can be detected by various means including body check ups. Here are the following symptoms can be seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis:


  • Inflammation of joints.
  • Stiffness.
  • Swelling.
  • Difficulty in moving.
  • Pain.
  • Usually starts in hands and feet. (Wrist and hand joints).
  • Can also affect neck, shoulders, knees, hips and ankles.
  • Some times affects the same joints of both sides of body.
  • Rheumatoid nodules.
  • Chronic Rheumatic Arthritis may cause damage to affected joints.


  • Fever.
  • Loss of energy.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Weakness.
  • General fatigue (early symptom).
  • Other boy organs may be affected.

Reason behind Rheumatoid Arthritis

Still it is not known the exact reason of Rheumatoid arthritis, but immunologists claimed that it is an autoimmune disease. It is also claimed that some types of Rheumatoid Arthritis may have a tendency to inherit this disease.

Causes of Arthritis in Ayurveda

According to Ayurvedic literatures, Rheumatic Arthritis is caused due to Amavata that formats in the body from our food and drink intakes. The elimination of Amavata from the body can treat the Rheumatoid Arthritis.



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