Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects over 1.5 million adults and most often affects women between the ages of 40 and 60 years old. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that occurs when the body begins attacking the joints, mistaking them as foreign invaders.
Conventional medicine is focused on managing the symptoms of RA rather than finding the root cause. For this reason, treatment is based solely on medications. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen are used as the first line of treatment. Once NSAIDs no longer alleviate symptoms, then steroids such as Prednisone are prescribed.
In order to truly solve the problem and stop your immune system from attacking your joints, you must take a functional medicine approach and find the underlying cause of the imbalance. There are five underlying causes of rheumatoid arthritis… Click To Keep Reading