Rheumatoid arthritis is very easily treatable when it is detected in the early stages. An early aggressive treatment may help to restrict and limit it in the early stages. It is however very important to know all about the basics of this disease and actively cooperate in its treatment. It is best to discuss ones condition with your doctor or rheumatologist and know what is the treatment that is best suited for you to avoid complications in the future.
It is very necessary for any patient to report all the adverse effects and all that one observes so that a suitable physical therapy and rehabilitation schedule is worked out. There are various time-tested therapies, however one should be very careful to guard against wrong decisions which could aggravate the disease further. It is best in all circumstances to refrain from self-medication, as there could be drug contraindications. Patients on chemotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis should refrain from use of alternate drugs.
Besides suitable medication, physiotherapy plays a vital role in giving rest to inflamed joints and controlling inflammations and restoring functions so as to prevent disability. Exercise is not entirely forbidden for rheumatoid arthritis patients, however the advice of ones specialist plays a vital role. It is also necessary to go to those physiotherapy centers that are trained in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis only.
A patient of rheumatoid arthritis should make sure he keeps all his medical records like laboratory reports, radiological reports and physiotherapy reports intact and handy to tackle any adverse situation as well as make the therapy scientific, balanced and transparent. Rheumatoid arthritis does not require a particular diet only, but foods that one is allergic to be eliminated from ones diet. A healthy eating pattern is all that is required.
Marriage is not to be avoided by rheumatoid arthritis patients. However one can have children too, but the effect of various drugs are to be discussed well before planning a pregnancy because some of the medications that are contraindicated during pregnancy are to be avoided.
So dear friends do not feel victimized if you have rheumatoid arthritis. It has effective treatment and therapy and one can live the same old normal healthy life as others once it is treated and cured.