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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms, Causes And Ayurvedic Medicine

Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of the major and common health complications in India. It is a chronic inflammatory disease which, apart from affecting the joints, can also affect different organs, including the heart, lungs, blood vessels, eyes, and skin.

The disorder occurs when the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body tissues. It also affects both major and minor joints in the body.

Here’s everything you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis:


In most cases, Rheumatoid Arthritis, in its early stages, affects the minor joints, including the joints that connect fingers to your hands and the joints in your toes. As the disease progresses , it affects the knees, shoulders, hips, elbows, and ankles. Some of the common symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis involving the joints include:

  • Pain in the joints
  • Joint inflammation
  • Joint redness
  • Joint tenderness
  • Stiffness in the joints (usually worse after inactivity)
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

Rheumatoid Arthritis affects everyone in a different manner. The symptoms of the disorder may develop quickly for some while gradually for others. For some people, the symptoms may persist only for a short period of time and disappear on its own.


The underlying cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is still unknown. Certain viruses or bacteria may trigger the immune system to attack the joints or sometimes the body organs.

The cause for the onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis for one person may not necessarily be the same for another person.

If you are suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, then your immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues surrounding the joints thus resulting in inflammation.

Who are at the risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

People of all age, gender, race, and ethnicity can get affected by the disorder. However, it is more common in women. Middle-aged people stand at more risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis. Some of the major risk factors for the disorder include:

Family history – people with a family history of Rheumatoid Arthritis stand at double the risk of developing the disorder.

Obesity – people who are obese or overweight are at a higher risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Environmental exposures – environmental factors, such as exposure to silica or asbestos may increase the risk of developing the disease.

Smoking – smoking not only increases the risk of developing the disease but also causes the disease to worsen. Smoking is a major risk factor for people having a genetic predisposition to developing Rheumatoid Arthritis.


Rheumatoid Arthritis, if not treated properly, can lead to a number of complications. These include:

Rheumatoid nodules – One of the commonly occurring complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis is rheumatoid nodules which are firm tissue bumps that usually form around the pressure points.

Osteoporosis – Rheumatoid Arthritis, if not treated, can increase the risk of Osteoporosis – a condition that weakens the bones and makes them prone to fracture.

Lymphoma – Rheumatoid Arthritis, upon worsening, can even lead to Lymphoma – a malignant disorder of the lymphatic system.

Lung disease – Rheumatoid Arthritis also increases the risk of scarring and inflammation of the lung tissues. This, in turn, can lead to wheezing and shortness of breath which can cause Interstitial Lung Disease.

Heart problems – Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause inflammation of the inner lining of the arteries of the heart which can lead to plague formation.The disorder also increases the risk of hardened and blocked arteries.

Infections – Rheumatoid Arthritis can also impair the immune system which can lead to a number of infections.

Sjogren’s syndrome – People with Rheumatoid Arthritis often experience dryness in the eyes and mouth – a condition known as Sjogren’s syndrome.


There are a number of treatment options for Rheumatoid Arthritis. One of the most effective and proven treatment is Ayurvedic medication.

Ayurvedic treatment

Ayurvedic medication such as the Orthoherb Tablet from Pankajakasthuri is effective in relieving the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Orthoherb Tablet has been formulated with the goodness of 23 different herbs.

Orthoherb Tablet has an anti-inflammatory action which helps in reducing swelling by correcting the inflammation of the synovial membrane and fluid. It also restores fluid balance and strengthens joints.

Healthy and balanced diet

A healthy and balanced diet enhances the medicinal properties of the Orthoherb Tablet. Fresh and green vegetables, lean meat and fish, fresh dairy egg, dried nuts, and colourful fruits make up healthy eating choices.

There are a number of foods that naturally contain anti-inflammatory properties. Cold-water fish such as tuna, salmon, mackerel, and herring are a storehouse of high omega-3 fatty acids which help in fighting the disease. Fiber from green vegetables, whole grains, and fruits also help in lowering the inflammation.

With that being said, there are also foods that can spike up inflammation. Examples of such foods include deep fried foods, safflower and soybean oil, packaged meat, ready-to-eat meals, etc. People with Rheumatoid Arthritis should avoid these food items.


Just like a healthy diet, regular exercise enhances the medicinal properties of Orthoherb Tablet and makes it more effective in relieving the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Exercising regularly makes the bones, muscles, and joints strong. Regular exercise also improves blood flow throughout the body and improves the immunity system which helps in fighting the disease-causing virus or bacteria.


Rheumatoid Arthritis cannot be prevented as there are a number of risk factors causing the disease. However, a healthy lifestyle (which includes a healthy diet and regular exercise) can help in lowering the risks drastically.

More from Pankajakasthuri

Apart from the Orthoherb Tablet, Pankajakasthuri also offers Orthoherb oil which has the same medicinal properties. Explore these products here

Pankajakasthuri also offers natural treatment solutions for several lifestyle diseases. When it comes to natural treatment option without any side effects, Pankajakasthuri is one of the most trusted brands.

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