Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
We are a family with a history of RA and currently the symptoms of the disease are being experienced by my mother and brother. In my brother, the frequency of recurrence occurs once a week so that it can not carry out daily activities. I want to ask a few things: 1. We live in Pekanbaru, where should we do RA treatment? 2. What is the range of treatment costs as well as the estimated stages of RA treatment? 3. How do you prevent RA? Thank you Doctor
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Rheumatoid arthritis or RA is an inflammatory disease of the joints - the body - as a result of the activity of the body's immune system that attacks our own body or what is referred to as an autoimmune disease. Not yet clearly known the mechanism of this occurrence, but is closely related to genetic factors and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Symptoms that can occur include joint pain, swollen joints, stiffness, redness in the joints, foot shape, to symptoms outside the joints such as dry eyes, chest pain, etc.
The goal of treating RA sufferers is to suppress the symptoms that arise and prevent worsening joint damage. Generally the doctor will involve two components of therapy, the first with drugs and the second with physiotherapy. Some things you can do:
Use footwear with the right size and made from comfortable
Limit excessive physical activity
Get enough rest
Multivitamin and antioxidant consumption
Cold compress with ice on a cloth or towel for 10-20 minutes to relieve pain
There is no specific method of prevention of RA, which needs to be considered is to keep the body in a state of fit, consumption of healthy food, maintain ideal body weight, regular calargara, and avoid exposure to radiation and harmful chemicals.
For more information, have your mother and sister consult a specialist in internal medicine for further evaluation and treatment in accordance with the conditions that occur
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