The knowledge about Rheumatoid Arthritis can vary a lot but there are a few things that comes up into question a little bit more frequently than others. I will be trying my very best to answer a few of the questions that I have been receiving about Rheumatoid Arthritis lately, these are the most popular ones.
Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Hereditary
This is a question that has both a yes and a no answer. The majority of the time the answer is no however your genes can make you more prone to get it. The actual anomaly that causes Rheumatoid Arthritis is located in your genes and that may actually run in the family but the risk of inheriting it is quite low.
However, if you do visit a doctor due to your Rheumatoid Arthritis the likelihood that they will ask you if your immediate family suffers from this condition, I would say is quite large.
So if you do not inherited Rheumatoid Arthritis then what are some Rheumatoid Arthritis risk factors.
One of the risk factors is, believe it or not, if someone in your family has it, then you might be more prone to get it.
Chemicals or other toxins in your environment.
Your weight, obesity can increase the risk of getting this illness.
Gender can also increase the likelihood, women are more prone than men.
What Is The Cause Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
There is not a real clear answer to this question. In the field of medicine there are plenty of maybes.
It might be due to bacteria or a virus, perhaps it is due to poor oral health care, it might be due to leaky gut syndrome.
If you ask a naturopath they might say that it is due to food allergies.
The honest answer is that no one really knows.
Can You Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis
The answer to this question is no. Rheumatoid Arthritis cannot be reversed, the damage that is done is there. You can however prevent more damage from being caused by treatments.
This disease is a slow progressing disease and it might take years before you even notice any damage that has been done. The best thing to do is to try to prevent, to the best of your abilities, new damage from being done.
You can do this by making sure that the inflammation remains dormant or is under check.
The inflammation is what will cause damage to form on your joints and that will be irreversible.
Life Expectancy For Someone With Has Rheumatoid Arthritis
This will also depend on how your condition has progressed and how much it affects you, as well as treatment etc.
They say that life expectancy might be shortened by 10 – 15 years do to the illness but this is also hard to determine.
People do suffer complications from their illness which might have them go through surgeries and not being able to live a “normal” life. This will of course not just affect your body and how well it handles life but also how you, as a person, might handle life. Going through pain will take a toll on you, especially after years of it.
There is no clear answer to how much time might be taken from your life and at the end of the day who knows, perhaps we are already living on borrowed time.
I think the main goal should be to try to decrease inflammation to reduce pain and other symptoms in a way that suits you. Enjoy life to the fullest because with illness or not, you have no idea how long you can expect to live. Be happy and love to the best of your abilities. There is no time to waste time.
My way has been a change of diet and regular exercise if you want to read more on how to improve your illness by diet please read Foods to avoid with Rheumatoid Arthritis. There are alternative remedies for rheumatoid arthritis that are worth trying.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a complicated illness, it is hard to know how to stop something that they have no idea how it started in the first place. Researchers are looking into any possible reason behind what causes R.A. and they are updating information regularly. To this day, however, there is no clear answer to what causes it, what prevents it or what cures it.
Thank you for reading. If you have any questions or comments then please drop them down below and I will get back to you.