About Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of autoimmune arthritis.RA also known as ‘Amavata’, is a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints and resulting in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles.Symptoms includes fatigue, joint pain, tenderness, swelling, redness,warmth,stiffness,loss of joint range of motion.The exact cause of RA is not know. Amavata occurs when an individual indulges in factors that aggravate Vata dosha and Ama (Toxins) in the body. Improper digestion and metabolism leads to accumulation of Ama in our body. This Ama combined with the aggravated Vata dosha localises in the joints and produces pain, swelling and stiffness. In the initial stage, ayurvedic medications that metabolize the Ama and eliminate them out of the body are prescribed. Later, medications that pacify the aggravated Vata dosha are prescribed by assessing the changes in patient’s condition. The choice of the treatment modality is based on the assessment of the condition of the patient and the severity of the disease.