- Thirst or swelling & indigestion
- Fatigue (mental and physical)
- Pain & Stiffness in joints of hands & body parts
- Heaviness in body & Lack of appetite
- Tender & Swollen joints
- Warm or Numbness of joints
- Morning stiffness (may last for couple of hours)
- Firm bumps under the skin on arms
- Fever & Weight loss
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Overview
Rheumatoid Arthritis causes chronic inflammation in joints as well as in other organs of the body. As it can also affect the multiple other organs, it is referred as systemic illness and is called as rheumatoid disease. It commonly affects the joints of feet, hands, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles. If the inflammation goes unchecked, it can damage the cartilage and elastic tissue that covers the ends of the bones in a joint, as well as the bones themselves.
Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis
The major cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is heredity and genetic. Increased intake of indigestible, heavy and incompatible food, having food at odd times, intake of milk and its products (yogurt), intake of meat, lack of physical activity or exercise after having fatty foods are some of the common causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Other causes can be stress, hormonal imbalance, shock, infection, injury, deficiency of Vitamin D and smoking.