No one can deny the importance of a healthy immune system for preventing the body from outside infections and diseases. But,what if it starts developing an autoimmune response against bodies own internal tissues and organs?
Due to reasons still unknown, this abnormal behavior leads to inflammation of joints and hence inflammatory arthritis.
What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is the production of white blood cells and other proteins that prevent the body from outside infections and diseases. Sometimes, it may also treat the internal issues as foreign and trigger up an autoimmune attack by generating antibodies against them.
Types of Inflammatory Arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Gouty arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing arthritis
Research says genetics can be one of the causes that leads to inflammatory arthritis but other factors can also be involved such as change in hormones, exposure to cigarette smoke, infection, etc
The inflammation in joints is accompanied by swelling, pain, tenderness, stiffness, and redness in joints.
What Causes these Symptoms?
During all this autoimmune process, chemicals are released into the blood flow that flows in large amount to the concerned area causing redness of joints.
This, in turn, also causes the white blood cells- whose sole task is to look for any infection or abnormal behavior, to reach the inflamed area.
This collection of red blood cells and white blood cells causes irritation, swelling, and pain.
Unlike the other forms of arthritis, inflammatory arthritis can affect your internal organs as well causing heart pain, kidney failure, affecting lungs, eye vision, etc.
The most common form of inflammatory arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis which is a chronic disease. Affecting the soft tissue synovium around the joints which provides lubrication and nourishing effect, it causes bone erosion and joint deformity.
The symptoms of inflammatory arthritis may go unnoticed in earlier stages, as it may not only show in the form of a joint pain but can also show up as fever, organ damage, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, chills, etc.
Treatment in Homeopathy
It is very critical that one takes proper diagnosis and consultation on reporting the symptoms of this disease as at later stages, it may require surgery and adds to various other complications.
Homeopathic medicines are very effective in reducing this uncertain behavior associated with the hyperactive immune system.
And, if you can consult a homeopathic practitioner in the early stages itself, you will be able to treat the disease at the root level eliminating all the symptoms.
Depending upon which kind of inflammatory arthritis you have, a variety of homeopathic remedies are available. A homeopath will suggest you with the most appropriate remedies depending upon specific individual needs and requirements.
Studying the patient’s age, previous medical history, and symptoms a homeopath will try to stabilize your immune system so that the inflammation can be prevented.
The homeopathic remedy for most common form of arthritis- rheumatoid arthritis is Colchicum and can be taken as per your consultation with a homeopath.
Though with homeopathy one has to remain patient as it may take time to restore the immune system to its normal state, the healing effects are long lasting.
Note: This is a generalized list. There are over 4000 homeopathic remedies available and your underweight issue might require a different remedy. Therefore, consult a homeopath.
If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.