Rheumatoid Arthritis, also known as RA, is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects millions of people in the United States. Arthritis is a medical term used to describe joint pain, inflammation, stiffness, and discomfort. While there are many types of arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of the most common. Here is everything you need to know about this chronic and autoimmune disease.
What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that imbalances the body’s immune response. The immune system is left unable to differentiate between the body and invader and appropriately learn self self recognition. Over time, this disease can lead to the loss of function in extremities and other systems, if not caught and treated early on.
Signs & Symptoms
Knowing the signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis can help you catch it early and get the treatment needed to prevent the loss of function in your joints. Some of the signs and symptoms include the following:
- Joint pain
- Joint tenderness
- Joint stiffness
- Joint swelling
While these are some key signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, it is also important to note that symptoms can vary a lot from person to person. Some individuals may experience severe symptoms from the very beginning, while others may experience hardly anything at all.
There are many different treatment options for RA. Currently the best option is to get tested for anything that could cause additional inflammation in the body. Once understanding the root cause, the goal is to aggressively treat it until it is no longer there. The vast majority of RA patients end up off medication and with no symptoms at all when utilizing functional medicine at the Epigenetics Healing Center.
Schedule An Appointment Today
At The Epigenetics Healing Center, located in Kansas City, MO, we believe that every individual deserves to live as pain-free as possible. We are dedicated to helping you reclaim your best life and feel healthier and happier than ever. If you’re interested in Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment, give us a call at 816-673-1230 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit us at www.drgoodbinder.com for more information.
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Dr. Jay Goodbinder ND DC DABCI is a doctor in Kansas City, MO who serves patients in the surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.