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Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints. A joint is an area, where two different bones meet. A joint functions to move the body parts connected by the bones. General symptoms like joint pain and stiffness. Other symptoms may include redness, warmth, swelling, and decreased range of motion of the affected joints.

There are more than 100 types of arthritis. When a person has “arthritis” it means that they have one of these below diseases

Arthritis is a common a chronic disease. The symptoms of arthritis increase gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. It affects people of all ages but, its affect is more in elder people aged 60 and above. Genetic factors (genes that are inherited from ancestors) play an important role in Arthritis. Other factors such as previous injury, infection, smoking and physically demanding occupations, increases the risk of arthritis along with genes.

Causes of arthritis include :

  • Abnormal metabolism – leading to gout and pseudo gout
  • Previous joint injury
  • Age.
  • Dislocation
  • Family history (Inheritance)
  • Obesity
  • Infections – such as in the arthritis of Lyme disease
  • Immune system dysfunction – such as in RA and SLE.
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Some common symptoms of Arthritis include :

  • Early morning joint stiffness
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling unwell
  • Weight loss
  • fever
  • Night sweats
  • Bony lumps
  • Pain in joints during or after use
  • Swelling around the joints
  • Skin rashes.

The effects of arthritis are often mild, but in some cases they sever. Arthritis is also common in overweight people. Earlier and accurate treatment helps in decreasing the damage and pain. Along with treatment, diet, therapies one can reduce the pain and discomfort to some extent.

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of therapy. The treatment is based on symptoms and health condition of each individual. This way a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from, which the person is suffering. In homeopathy several well proved methods are available for arthritis

Homeopathic approach is natural pharmaceutical system that uses substances from the plant, mineral to improve a person’s own immune and defence system. There are no side effects as homeopathy works only on natural substances. Several studies have shown that homeopathic approach are very effective on Arthritis.

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