|Problem||Common Symptoms||Prevention Strategies|
|Allergies||Headache, sore throat, coughing, sneezing, fatigue, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, watery/itchy eyes, short-term loss of smell||Try to take shower after spending time outside and keep your home/car windows closed, stay connected online to update yourself about air quality of your city and daily pollen counts in your area|
|Common cold||Runny nose, body aches, headache, sneezing, congestion, sore throat, cough||Adequate sleep, Balanced diet, Avoiding crowded areas, covering nose/mouth while coughing or sneezing, Reduce stress level|
|Deficient Vitamin D||Depression, Fatigue and exertion, Bone and back pain, Hair loss, slow healing of wounds, high frequency of getting sick by infections||Nutrient rich diet, Increase sun exposure, Intake of Vitamin D supplements|
|Arthritis||Joint pain, swelling/stiffness/tenderness in joints, fatigue||Regular exercise/yoga, Addition of fruits and vegetables in daily diet, Control body weight|
|Sore Throat||Nasal congestion, Muscle and body aches, Itchy/watery eyes, loss of appetite, swollen glands in the neck, hoarse voice||Avoid crowded places/sharing food with others especially if they are sick, Cover mouth and wash hands often|
|Flu||Persistent cough, diarrhea, body ache, chest tightness, nausea and vomiting, excessive fatigue, fever||Adequate rest, Healthy diet, Avoid crowded places, Washing hands often, Cover nose/mouth while sneezing/coughing|
|Norovirus||Diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramps, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting||Wash hands thoroughly after using toilet, before preparing and eating food, Clean restrooms/toilets with disinfectants, Cook seafood thoroughly|
|Ear infections||Loss of hearing in the affected ear, ear pain, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, feeling ill||Stay in smoke-free environment, Avoid cotton swabs in the ear, Follow hygienic practices like washing hands, keeping surroundings clean etc|
|Bronchitis||Shortness of breath, Body aches, Sore throat, chest tightness, Wheezing||Leave smoking, Avoid throat irritating things like perfumes, dust, pets etc, Disinfect doorknobs, countertops and other such touched surfaces.|
|Seasonal affective disorder||Exertion, weight gain, sadness, trouble in concentration, greater need of sleep||Self-care, Physical exercise, Vitamin D dietary supplements|
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Nasal polyps are soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. They hang down like teardrops or grapes. They result from chronic inflammation and are associated with asthma, recurring infection, allergies, drug sensitivity or certain immune disorders.
Small nasal polyps may not cause symptoms. Larger growths or groups of nasal polyps can block your nasal passages or lead to breathing problems, a lost sense of smell and frequent infections.
Nasal polyps can affect anyone, but they’re more common in adults. Medications can often shrink or eliminate nasal polyps, but surgery is sometimes needed to remove them. Even after successful treatment, nasal polyps often return.
HOMEOPATHIC VIEWPOINT: as mentioned above surgery is not the ultimate treatment for nasal polyps as they can return again. To treat the patient successfully it is important to reach the root cause and eliminate it in order to give relief to the patient. With individualistic homeopathic medicines polyps can be treated gently and in wholesome way and also eliminating the tendency to recurrence by treating the heightened sensitivity which acts as a root cause thus prompting the development of polyps. Homeopathic treatment is the most gentle and safe way to treat the suffering of the patient irrespective of age, as homeopathic medicines are safe for children, adults and old people alike.
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Nasal polyps are associated with irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the lining of your nasal passages and sinuses that lasts more than 12 weeks (chronic sinusitis).
However, it’s possible to have chronic sinusitis without nasal polyps.
Nasal polyps themselves are soft and lack sensation, so if they’re small, you may not be aware you have them. Multiple growths or a large polyp may block your nasal passages and sinuses.
Common signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps include:
A runny nose
Decreased or absent sense of smell
Loss of sense of taste
Facial pain or headache
Pain in your upper teeth
A sense of pressure over your forehead and face
Scientists don’t yet fully understand what causes nasal polyps, why some people develop long-term inflammation, or why irritation and swelling (inflammation) triggers polyps to form in some people and not in others. The swelling occurs in the fluid-producing lining (mucous membrane) of your nose and sinuses.
There’s some evidence that people who develop polyps have different immune system responses and different chemical markers in their mucous membranes than do those who don’t develop polyps.
Nasal polyps can form at any age, but they’re most common in young and middle-aged adults.
Nasal polyps may form anywhere in your sinuses or nasal passages, but they appear most often in an area where sinuses near your eyes, nose and cheekbones all drain through winding passages into your nose.
Any condition that triggers long-term irritation and swelling (inflammation) in your nasal passages or sinuses, such as infections or allergies, may increase your risk of developing nasal polyps.
Conditions often associated with nasal polyps include:
Asthma, a disease that causes the airway to swell (inflame) and narrow
Allergic fungal sinusitis, an allergy to airborne fungi
Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that results in abnormally thick, sticky fluids in the body, including thick mucus from nasal and sinus linings
Churg-Strauss syndrome (eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis), a rare disease that causes the inflammation of blood vessels
Vitamin D deficiency, which occurs when your body doesn’t have enough vitamin D
Your family history also may play a role. There’s some evidence that certain genetic variations associated with immune system function make you more likely to develop nasal polyps.
Nasal polyps can cause complications because they block normal airflow and fluid drainage, and also because of the long-term irritation and swelling (inflammation) underlying their development.
Potential complications include:
Obstructive sleep apnea. This is a potentially serious condition in which you stop and start breathing frequently during sleep.
Asthma flare-ups. Chronic sinusitis can worsen asthma.
Sinus infections. Nasal polyps can make you more susceptible to sinus infections that recur often.
You may help reduce your chances of developing nasal polyps or having nasal polyps recur after treatment with the following strategies:
Manage allergies and asthma. Follow your doctor’s treatment recommendations. If your symptoms aren’t well controlled, talk to your doctor about changing your treatment plan.
Avoid nasal irritants. As much as possible, avoid breathing airborne substances that are likely to contribute to swelling or irritation in your nose and sinuses, such as allergens, tobacco smoke, chemical fumes, and dust and fine debris.
Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. This is one of the best ways to protect against bacterial and viral infections that can cause inflammation of the nasal passages and sinuses.
Humidify your home. Using a humidifier may help moisten your breathing passages, improve the flow of mucus from your sinuses, and help prevent blockages and inflammation. Clean the humidifier daily to prevent bacteria from growing
Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat — one tonsil on each side. Signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and tender lymph nodes on the sides of the neck.
Most cases of tonsillitis are caused by infection with a common virus, but bacterial infections also may cause tonsillitis.
HOMEOPATHIC VIEWPOINT: tonsillitis although an acute infection has a tendency to keep recurring so much as from childhood into adulthood. The only permanent treatment for tonsillitis is tonsillectomy, however with specific individually chosen homeopathic remedies this tendency and recurrence can be treated successfully. The causative factors though the bacterial or viral infection is able to act upon the patient due to weakened immunity, so homeopathic medicines help to build up the immunity so that the body becomes capable to fight off the infections. Therefore homeopathic treatment not only helps to alleviate the symptoms but also to boost up the immune system.
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Tonsillitis most commonly affects children between preschool ages and the midteenage years. Common signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include:
In young children who are unable to describe how they feel, signs of tonsillitis may include:
Tonsillitis is most often caused by common viruses, but bacterial infections also can be the cause.
The most common bacterium causing tonsillitis is Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus), the bacterium that causes strep throat. Other strains of strep and other bacteria also may cause tonsillitis.
The tonsils are the immune system’s first line of defense against bacteria and viruses that enter your mouth. This function may make the tonsils particularly vulnerable to infection and inflammation. However, the tonsil’s immune system function declines after puberty — a factor that may account for the rare cases of tonsillitis in adults.
Risk factors for tonsillitis include:
Inflammation or swelling of the tonsils from frequent or ongoing (chronic) tonsillitis can cause complications such as:
If tonsillitis caused by group A streptococcus or another strain of streptococcal bacteria isn’t treated or if antibiotic treatment is incomplete, your child has an increased risk of rare disorders such as:
The germs that cause viral and bacterial tonsillitis are contagious. Therefore, the best prevention is to practice good hygiene. Teach your child to:
To help your child prevent the spread of a bacterial or viral infection to others:
Sciatica refers to pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg.Sciatica most often occurs when a herniated disk or an overgrowth of bone puts pressure on part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.
Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases clear up with treatment in a few weeks. People who have severe sciatica and serious leg weakness or bowel or bladder changes might need surgery.
HOMEOPATHIC VIEWPOINT: neurological pain is one of the many health issues which can be completely treated using homeopathic medicines. The gentle acting homeopathic medicines helps relieve the oversensitivity of the sciatic nerve when it tackles the causative factor which resulted in affecting the nerve, and provides relief from the pain, numbness and other troublesome symptoms. There are numerous homeopathic remedies which are very beneficial in relieving nerve pains without causing side effects of any kind. The results are often quick and long lasting.
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Sciatica pain can be almost anywhere along the nerve pathway. It’s especially likely to follow a path from the low back to the buttock and the back of a thigh and calf.
The pain can vary from a mild ache to a sharp, burning pain. Sometimes it can feel like a jolt or electric shock. It can be worse when coughing or sneezing or sitting a long time. Usually, sciatica affects only one side of the body.
Some people also have numbness, tingling or muscle weakness in the leg or foot. One part of the leg can be in pain, while another part can feel numb.
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched. The cause is usually a herniated disk in the spine or an overgrowth of bone, sometimes called bone spurs, form on the spinal bones. More rarely, a tumor can put pressure on the nerve. Or a disease such as diabetes can damage the nerve.
Risk factors for sciatica include:
Most people recover fully from sciatica, often without treatment. But sciatica can damage nerves. Seek immediate medical attention for:
It’s not always possible to prevent sciatica, and the condition can come back. To protect your back:
Arthritis is described as a disease of joints, which can result in pain, swelling, redness, and bone erosion of the joints, affecting small and big joints of the body. It can affect any person of any age group and of any gender. There are many predisposing factors responsible for the development of the disease however the pathogenicity varies according to the type even though the symptoms of discomfort may be more or less the same.
Different types of arthritis which are most commonly seen are:
HOMEOPATHIC VIEWPOINT: irrespective of the cause of the development of rheumatism, homeopathic consultation and treatment is based on the symptoms of discomfort both physical and mental. After establishing the complete disease picture of the patient then the most suitable remedy is prescribed which is gentle enough that the patient is aggravated no further and strong enough that the discomfort of the patient can be removed. Having neither any side effects or the addicting ability, homeopathic medicines helps treating the inflammation, swelling and pain of the joints alongwith stabilizing the hypersensitivity of the immune system, normalizing the increased levels of uric acid and getting the patient relieved of any skin conditions as well. Therefore the homeopathic medicines work holistically and provides relief to multiple problems simultaneously.
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What is it? More people have this condition than any other form of arthritis. It’s the “wear and tear” that happens when your joints are overused. It usually happens with age, but it can also come from joint injuries or obesity, which puts extra stress on your joints.
Joints that bear weight — like your knees, hips, feet, and spine — are the most common places it affects. It often comes on gradually over months or years. It makes the affected joint hurt. But you don’t feel sick or have the fatigue that comes with some other types of arthritis.
What happens: You lose your body’s shock absorber. Cartilage, the slippery material that covers the ends of bones, gradually breaks down.
One example is what can happen to your knees when you’re overweight. The extra pounds put more pressure on the cartilage as it gets squeezed between the bones. It gets damaged and wears away, so there isn’t as much left to cushion the joint.
The damaged cartilage makes movement painful. You may hear a grating sound when the roughened cartilage on the surface of the bones rubs together. You may get painful spurs or bumps on the end of the bones, especially on fingers and feet. The joint lining can get inflamed, but it’s not common with osteoarthritis.
Symptoms depend on which joint or joints are affected. You may have:
Your joint may be:
What is it? RA is an autoimmune disease. That means the immune system attacks parts of the body, especially the joints. That leads to inflammation, which can cause severe joint damage if you don’t treat it. About 1 out of every 5 people who have rheumatoid arthritis get lumps on their skin called rheumatoid nodules. These often form over joint areas that receive pressure, such as over knuckles, elbows, or heels.
Symptoms can come on gradually or start suddenly. They’re often more severe than with osteoarthritis.
The most common include:
What is it? People with this condition have inflammation of the skin (psoriasis) and joints (arthritis).
Psoriasis causes patchy, raised, red and white areas of inflamed skin with scales. It usually affects the tips of the elbows and knees, the scalp, the navel, and skin around the genital areas or anus.
Only about 10% to 30% of people with psoriasis will also get psoriatic arthritis.
What happens: This type of arthritis usually starts between ages 30 and 50, but it can start as early as childhood. It’s equally common among men and women. The skin disease (psoriasis) usually shows up first.
Symptoms: Psoriatic arthritis can swell the fingers and toes. People who have it often have fingernails that are pitted or discolored, too.
In some people, only one joint or a few joints are affected. For example, you could have it in only one knee. Sometimes, it affects the spine or just the fingers and toes.
What is it? A buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint. Most of the time, it’s your big toe or another part of your foot.
What happens: Often you wake up with a sudden, sharp pain in your big toe after a night of drinking. But drugs, stress, or another illness can also trigger a gout attack.
The attack will last between 3 and 10 days, even if you don’t treat it. It may be months or years before you have another one, but over time, attacks may grow more frequent. And they may last longer, too. If gout goes untreated too long, it can affect your joints and kidneys.
Gout results from one of three things:
Symptoms: They almost always come on quickly. You’ll notice:
Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that, over time, can cause some of the bones in the spine (vertebrae) to fuse. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched posture. If ribs are affected, it can be difficult to breathe deeply.
Signs and symptoms typically begin in early adulthood. Inflammation can also occur in other parts of the body — most commonly, the eyes.
There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but treatments can lessen symptoms and possibly slow progression of the disease.
Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis might include pain and stiffness in the lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity. Neck pain and fatigue also are common. Over time, symptoms might worsen, improve or stop at irregular intervals.
The areas most commonly affected are:
Ankylosing spondylitis has no known specific cause, though genetic factors seem to be involved. In particular, people who have a gene called HLA-B27 are at a greatly increased risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis. However, only some people with the gene develop the condition.
Onset generally occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood. Most people who have ankylosing spondylitis have the HLA-B27 gene. But many people who have this gene never develop ankylosing spondylitis.
In severe ankylosing spondylitis, new bone forms as part of the body’s attempt to heal. This new bone gradually bridges the gap between vertebrae and eventually fuses sections of vertebrae. Those parts of the spine become stiff and inflexible. Fusion can also stiffen the rib cage, restricting lung capacity and function.
Other complications might include:
Heart problems. Ankylosing spondylitis can cause problems with the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The inflamed aorta can enlarge to the point that it distorts the shape of the aortic valve in the heart, which impairs its function. The inflammation associated with ankylosing spondylitis increases the risk of heart disease in general.
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder which cannot be adequately connected to any anatomical or biochemical abnormality in the body. It is commonly seen in adults and young people and can last throughout the life of the person. The common symptoms are bloating or distension of abdomen, abdominal pain which is relieved after passing stool, increased frequency of stool, and also loose stool or diarrhea and constipation alternately can be seen in people suffering with the issue.
The exact cause of the disease is not known however in the majority of people any psychological stress or some food items are seen to trigger or increase the condition. It usually lasts the whole life of a patient and can be better managed by handling the stress and lifestyle changes.
HOMEOPATHIC VIEWPOINT: as this condition has not so specific causative factors so the homeopathic medicines act wonderfully in managing the condition as the homeopathic prescription is based on the symptoms of the presenting issue and not primarily on the causative agent. Anxiety or any other psychological stress and food are usually the triggering factor, and homeopathic medicines are best known for their action on the mental sphere of the patient, so people can be treated in a wholesome manner through homeopathic approach by not just focusing on the physical aspect of the sickness but also the psychological aspect also. Therefore homeopathic medicines along with the necessary lifestyle changes help in improving the prognosis of this condition.
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the stomach and intestines, also called the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you’ll need to manage long term.
Only a small number of people with IBS have severe symptoms. Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle and stress. More-severe symptoms can be treated with medication and counseling.
IBS doesn’t cause changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk of colorectal cancer.
Symptoms of IBS vary but are usually present for a long time. The most common include:
Other symptoms that are often related include sensation of incomplete evacuation and increased gas or mucus in the stool.
The exact cause of IBS isn’t known. Factors that appear to play a role include:
Symptoms of IBS can be triggered by:
Many people have occasional symptoms of IBS. But you’re more likely to have the syndrome if you:
Chronic constipation or diarrhea can cause hemorrhoids.
In addition, IBS is associated with:
It is a disease of the Central Nervous System in which there occurs demyelination of the neurons which eventually results in a vast number of symptoms involving different body functions. It causes numbness or weakness of limbs, electric shock like sensation with certain movements of neck, lack of coordination resulting in staggering gait, blurry or double vision with at times loss of vision, difficulty in speech, poor control of bladder and bowel movements, tingling or pain throughout the body, paralysis, etc. In some cases the symptoms relapse over a course of time while in others it remains progressive, in either case there is great debilitation of the patient with loss of activities during the course of time. During the relapses there is slight fever in some patients which worsens the already existing symptoms, fever and fatigue are very common symptoms of this disease along with numbness and poor gait, forgetfulness and muscular stiffness.
This is an autoimmune disease and could be precipitated by any viral infection, mental stress, family history etc.
HOMEOPATHIC VIEWPOINT: There are a wide range of homeopathic medicines which are very beneficial for this illness and help a patient to recover from this life long and decapitating illness. These medicines do not have any sort of side effects on the health of the patient rather helps to stop the progression of the disease.
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves.
Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
Multiple sclerosis signs and symptoms may differ greatly from person to person and over the course of the disease depending on the location of affected nerve fibers. Symptoms often affect movement, such as:
Vision problems are also common, including:
Multiple sclerosis symptoms may also include:
Most people with MS have a relapsing-remitting disease course. They experience periods of new symptoms or relapses that develop over days or weeks and usually improve partially or completely. These relapses are followed by quiet periods of disease remission that can last months or even years.
Small increases in body temperature can temporarily worsen signs and symptoms of MS, but these aren’t considered true disease relapses.
At least 50% of those with relapsing-remitting MS eventually develop a steady progression of symptoms, with or without periods of remission, within 10 to 20 years from disease onset. This is known as secondary-progressive MS.
The worsening of symptoms usually includes problems with mobility and gait. The rate of disease progression varies greatly among people with secondary-progressive MS.
Some people with MS experience a gradual onset and steady progression of signs and symptoms without any relapses, known as primary-progressive MS.
The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It’s considered an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. In the case of MS, this immune system malfunction destroys the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord (myelin).
Myelin can be compared to the insulation coating on electrical wires. When the protective myelin is damaged and the nerve fiber is exposed, the messages that travel along that nerve fiber may be slowed or blocked.
It isn’t clear why MS develops in some people and not others. A combination of genetics and environmental factors appears to be responsible.
These factors may increase your risk of developing multiple sclerosis:
DPDR is short for Depersonalization-Derealization, which is a mental condition where the person seems to be losing a grip on reality. In the depersonalization aspect of the disorder the person feels as he is outside his body or floating above it, feels detachment and lack of feeling for the ones he was once close to, he loses connection to his memories and has no remembrance of feelings attached to them, and in derealization aspect the person feels as if he is a part of a movie or a dream and whatever is happening is not real, he feels as his surroundings are colorless or artificial or on the contrary his senses are highly heightened with increased perception of the surroundings, loses perception of time and recent events seem to have happened a long time back. All these can negatively affect the day to day life, personal relationships and work life of a person.
There are no specific reasons behind it, however prolonged stress, childhood trauma, anxiety etc., are seen to be probable causes behind this mental disorder.
HOMEOPATHIC VIEWPOINT: Psychotherapy is really necessary for these patients, along with it when homeopathic medicines are prescribed the patient can recover and get back to his normal life as homeopathic medicines have a wonderful effect on the mental sphere, as the homeopathic treatment takes into account both the mental and physical health, and mental health is given the utmost importance.
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Depersonalization-derealization disorder occurs when you persistently or repeatedly have the feeling that you’re observing yourself from outside your body or you have a sense that things around you aren’t real, or both. Feelings of depersonalization and derealization can be very disturbing and may feel like you’re living in a dream.
Many people have a passing experience of depersonalization or derealization at some point. But when these feelings keep occurring or never completely go away and interfere with your ability to function, it’s considered depersonalization-derealization disorder. This disorder is more common in people who’ve had traumatic experiences.
Depersonalization-derealization disorder can be severe and may interfere with relationships, work and other daily activities.
Persistent and recurrent episodes of depersonalization or derealization or both cause distress and problems functioning at work or school or in other important areas of your life. During these episodes, you are aware that your sense of detachment is only a feeling and not reality.
The experience and feelings of the disorder can be difficult to describe. Worry about “going crazy” can cause you to become preoccupied with checking that you exist and determining what’s actually real.
Symptoms usually begin in the mid- to late teens or early adulthood. Depersonalization-derealization disorder is rare in children and older adults.
Symptoms of depersonalization include:
Symptoms of derealization include:
Episodes of depersonalization-derealization disorder may last hours, days, weeks or even months at a time. In some people, these episodes turn into ongoing feelings of depersonalization or derealization that may periodically get better or worse.
The exact cause of depersonalization-derealization disorder isn’t well-understood. Some people may be more vulnerable to experiencing depersonalization and derealization than others, possibly due to genetic and environmental factors. Heightened states of stress and fear may trigger episodes.
Symptoms of depersonalization-derealization disorder may be related to childhood trauma or other experiences or events that cause severe emotional stress or trauma.
Factors that may increase the risk of depersonalization-derealization disorder include:
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune chronic systemic inflammatory disease which primarily affects the joints of the body, but also have varied symptoms related to skin, eyes, heart, lungs etc. Due to the autoimmune nature of the illness, the immune system of the body attacks the body’s own cells. There occurs inflammation of the membrane covering the joints thus resulting in swelling and pain of the joints leading to deformities of the joints over the course of time. Most commonly experienced symptoms of the patient are fever, tiredness, swelling and tenderness of the joints, difficulty in movement. It initially attacks the peripheral or the small joints of the hands and feet and then gradually bigger joints are also affected.
As it is an autoimmune disorder so except for the body’s own immunity there is no other specific cause of the disease known. However some factors play a role in predisposing a person to develop rheumatoid arthritis such as hereditary, infection, trauma, climate, psychological factors etc.
HOMEOPATHIC VIEWPOINT: in treatment with homeopathy the action of the medicines is not to remove the cause of the disease rather removal of the symptoms so that the patient feels relieved, so even if the cause of the disease condition is absent homeopathic medicines successfully treat the patient. In case of rheumatoid arthritis homeopathic treatment is capable of relieving the patient of his symptoms and improving the body’s immune response to its own cells and systems. These medications are the most gentle and least invasive and have no side effects, and even help in improving the overall health of the patient.
Also the patient is not required to take the treatment throughout his whole life, once the symptoms are no longer present the patient can stop the treatment as well.
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels.
An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues.
Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.
The inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis is what can damage other parts of the body as well. While new types of medications have improved treatment options dramatically, severe rheumatoid arthritis can still cause physical disabilities.
Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include:
Early rheumatoid arthritis tends to affect your smaller joints first — particularly the joints that attach your fingers to your hands and your toes to your feet.
As the disease progresses, symptoms often spread to the wrists, knees, ankles, elbows, hips and shoulders. In most cases, symptoms occur in the same joints on both sides of your body.
About 40% of people who have rheumatoid arthritis also experience signs and symptoms that don’t involve the joints. Areas that may be affected include:
Rheumatoid arthritis signs and symptoms may vary in severity and may even come and go. Periods of increased disease activity, called flares, alternate with periods of relative remission — when the swelling and pain fade or disappear. Over time, rheumatoid arthritis can cause joints to deform and shift out of place.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. Normally, your immune system helps protect your body from infection and disease. In rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system attacks healthy tissue in your joints. It can also cause medical problems with your heart, lungs, nerves, eyes and skin.
Doctors don’t know what starts this process, although a genetic component appears likely. While your genes don’t actually cause rheumatoid arthritis, they can make you more likely to react to environmental factors — such as infection with certain viruses and bacteria — that may trigger the disease.
Factors that may increase your risk of rheumatoid arthritis include:
Rheumatoid arthritis increases your risk of developing:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder which attacks different systems of the body like skin, blood, nervous system, joints, heart, kidneys and lungs. The most common symptoms are a butterfly rash on the face, recurrent fever, muscle pain, body aches and fatigue, painful and sore joints which are stiff and swollen, chest pain, shortness of breath, memory loss etc,. The patient can further develop photosensitivity, Raynaud’s phenomenon, alopecia, oral ulcer, arthritis, kidney issues, liver problems, etc. SLE occurs in episodes and has some time in between these episodes where the severity of symptoms is less, however it keeps on progressing through the life of patient and runs a long disease course.
It has no fixed causations however side effects of some drugs, previous infections, age of the person etc can act as predisposing factors for the development of this disease.
HOMEOPATHIC VIEWPOINT: Homeopathic system of healing believes in holistic approach, so the medicines are prescribed keeping in mind all the different systems involved and the particular medicine chosen attends to all the systems at once not differentiating one from other because all the systems as a combination forms a body and the illness is not just confined to one system or part. Homeopathic medicines treat the whole physical body including the systems and the mind at the same time. So homeopathic medicines act wonderfully in case of SLE and help patients recover and improve their quality of life, and at the same time having no side effects on their health.
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Lupus is a disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs (autoimmune disease). Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.
Some people are born with a tendency toward developing lupus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs or even sunlight.
No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent. Most people with lupus have mild disease characterized by episodes — called flares — when signs and symptoms get worse for a while, then improve or even disappear completely for a time.
The signs and symptoms of lupus that you experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the disease. The most common signs and symptoms include:
As an autoimmune disease, lupus occurs when your immune system attacks healthy tissue in your body. It’s likely that lupus results from a combination of your genetics and your environment.
It appears that people with an inherited predisposition for lupus may develop the disease when they come into contact with something in the environment that can trigger lupus. The cause of lupus in most cases, however, is unknown. Some potential triggers include:
Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many areas of your body, including your:
Having lupus also increases your risk of: