Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a type of arthritis that begins by harming joints and ligaments and attacking our body’s own tissues. It’s an inflammatory, autoimmune disorder that can lead to worn away cartilage and bones.
The most common symptoms of this condition include:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
Researchers are still looking for the exact cause of RA but have found a few variables that can increase an individual’s likeliness to contracting this disease. These variables include smoking, exposure to silica, viral infections, and chronic periodontal disease. Genetics may also have a say in the likelihood of an individual developing RA.
Patients with RA are also at risk for other conditions like heart attacks, carpal tunnel syndrome, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and corneal abrasions.
One difficult aspect about RA is the fact that its symptoms are extremely similar to other conditions. Because of this, RA is hard to diagnose, especially in its early stages. Don’t let this discourage you from seeking medical help. You don’t want to wait until your symptoms get worse, which could cause further complications. If you have, or think you might have, RA, get in touch with us here at Stem Cell International so we can begin the recovery process. Contact us today and see how our natural treatment options can benefit you.