Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition which occurs as a result of the abnormal response of the immune system of the body. It is a chronic inflammatory disease of the joints and other body tissues.
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
It is an auto–immune disorder that is more commonly found in women and is also a cause of developing physical disability in them.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis
The symptoms of the condition are morning joint stiffness, pain and swelling in the smaller joints of the wrist, feet, ankles and fingers. The stiffness and aching pain may occur in the whole body at times making the patient feel very helpless.
The condition initially occurs in phases and as the problem progresses, the pain becomes persistent. Slowly, the affected joints start to degrade and disability especially of the joints sets in. The disease may also cause inflammation in the lung tissues, skin, heart and bones.
Ayurvedic point of view!
"Aamvata" is a condition explained in Ayurveda that leads to joint pains and body ache due to the accumulation of toxins or AMA in the body.
This condition can be compared to the degradation caused by the body's immune system which attacks its own body cells to destroy them, a condition that is commonly seen in rheumatoid arthritis.
Difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis may be difficult to differentiate from osteoarthritis. The following table can help in deciphering the major differentiating factors between the two.
|It may begin any time in life.||It usually begins later in life.|
|Rapidly progressive disease, over weeks to months||Slow progression, over years|
|Joints painful, swollen, and stiff.||Joints ache and may be tender but have little or no swelling.|
|It often affects small and large joints on both sides of the body (symmetrical)||Symptoms often begin on one side of the body and may spread to the other side. Symptoms begin gradually and are often limited to one set of joints, usually the finger joints closest to the fingernails or the thumbs, large weight-bearing joints (hips, knees), or the spine.|
|Morning stiffness lasts longer than 1 hour.||Morning stiffness lasts less than 1 hour. Stiffness returns at the end of the day or after periods of activity.|
|Frequent fatigue and a general feeling of being ill are present.||Whole-body symptoms are not present.|
Planet Ayurveda's Natural supplements for healthy joints
RA Care Pack is a natural solution to support healthy joints and tissues in the body. Regular use of the products helps to maintain physical fitness and joint mobility.
It is a combination of four natural supplements from the house of Planet Ayurveda. RA Care Pack is an absolutely natural solution for maintaining the immune system.
This pack strengthens the immune system and digests the "Ama" or the toxins that accumulate in the body and vitiate the vata dosha resulting in severe pain and inflammation of the joints.
1. JOINT AID PLUS
Joint aid plus capsules contain pure and standardized extracts of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Ginger, Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum) and Shallaki (Boswellia serrata). All these herbs work together in a synergistic manner to impart anti – inflammatory action to the various joints that are attacked by the body's antibodies in patients of Rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a hereditary disorder which cannot be completely cured, but with effective management of the symptoms, the progression of the disease can be easily controlled.
2. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN
Boswellia curcumin is a very effective herb that is well known in Ayurveda for its amazing effects on the joints and bones. Boswellia curcumin is a combination formulaton of two great anti-inflammatory herbs namely Boswellia serrata or Shallaki and Curcumin (active extracts of Turmeric). Both these herbs work wonderfully to protect the joints of Rheumatoid arthritis patients and help them to prevent further relapses and degradation.
3. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES
Ashwagandha is a well-known rejuvenating herb and is useful for the patients of rheumatoid arthritis as it helps to maintain the balance of the all the three body doshas and is also a very effective immune – modulator. It prevents the joint degradation and deformities and also has anti – inflammatory action. It helps to maintain the lubrication in the joints and has a protective effect over them.
4. AAMVATANTAKA CHURNA
Aamvatantaka churna is a combination of Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum), Fenugreek (Trigonella – foenum graecum), Suranjan (Colchicum luteum), Tinospora cordifolia, Gorakhmundi (Sphaerathus indicus) and sonth (Zingiber officianale). It is a natural detoxifying agent as it effectively removes all the toxins from the body that otherwise lead to Aamvata (Rheumatoid arthritis) according to Ayurveda.
- Joint Aid Plus - 2 cap. Twice daily with plain water after meals.
- Boswellia Curcumin - 2 cap. Twice daily with plain water after meals.
- Ashwagandha Capsules - 2 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
- Aamvatantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily, 1 hr. after meals with plain water.
Where to buy RA Care Pack?
To buy RA Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/rheumatoid-arthritis-care-pack.html.