I learned about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) through my uncle Eric. He was diagnosed of this disease at an early age of 18 while just experiencing adolescence. He started living with pains just at the prime of his youthful life.
This disease started progressively with associated pains and stiffness of joints especially in the mornings. Outside these, Eric rarely slept in the nights and always looking fagged out in the mornings. And because of Eric’s suffering I decided to get myself educated on rheumatism. It was quite an eye opener …
Rheumatoid arthritis is also known as rheumatism or synovitis i.e. inflammation of the synovial membrane of a joint, and tends to affect people over the age of 40 but also catching up with little children, especially in girls between the ages of 2-5 years.
But how can your body mistakenly attack itself? Yes, in RA your body defence system attacks itself causing untold pains and damaging your body tissues.
This was how Eric’s symptoms started:
Although, Eric’s has not gotten to that, but deformation of hands and legs are regular occurrence in the elderly if not treated on time.
Because he was always in pains and met at least 4 of the 7 criteria established by the American Rheumatism Association (ARA), all indication pointed towards arthritis which was confirmed by his doctor. According to ARA if could show at least 4 of these 7 criteria, the probability of having rheumatism is very high. Such symptoms include:
It was during this period I discovered that rheumatism is a symmetrical disease that attacks same joints simultaneously in either sides of your body.
Research showed that this is a progressive disease that does not heal but destroys the cartilages and bones. Eric’s rheumatoid began with an inflammation of his joints usually in the early hours. Even from the period we noticed its symptoms, it greatly affected his locomotor skills.
No matter how you want to look at it, rheumatism remains one of the most common causes of locomotor disability (inability to move about freely) in Europe affecting over 2.9 million people.
How could I have told Eric that the average life expectancy of people living with rheumatism is lower than that of healthy individuals and those who suffer from a severe form of this disease may die 10-15 years earlier. I know telling him that would add to his stress.
Unfortunately, the most affected are women between the ages of 30 and 50 years.
Yes, many conventional treatments that can control the pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis e.g. steroids and NSAIDs come with side-effects. So your best option is to relieve your pains using natural remedy. So far using Aloe Vera remains your best alternative.
And since aloe is not a silver bullet, you would have to combine it with some solid supplements that greatly amplify its effects. That was how we got Eric out of pains.
You can get the full story of Eric’s successful natural treatment using aloe Vera in this report: “Stop your Joints Pains” – how to relieve your early morning pains and stiffness of rheumatoid arthritis using Aloe Vera.
After all life is too short and sweet to watch it go by from a wheel chair ...
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