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Arthritis / Arthritic Joints

Arthritis / Arthritic Joints

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Arthritis is a term referring to a variety of conditions characterized by inflammation of one or more joints. A chronic disease of which the causes remain unknown, rheumatoid arthritis does have a genetic link. Unlike osteoarthritis' wear-and-tear damage, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints which causes the painful swelling that can eventually lead to joint deformity and bone erosion. Rheumatoid arthritis is actually an autoimmune disorder occurring when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues. In addition to causing joint problems, rheumatoid arthritis can also result in fevers and fatigue. It is much more prevalent in women than men and generally occurs between the ages of 40 and 60.

What are the Symptoms Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Early symptoms include fatigue, stiffness and joint pain. As the disease progresses rheumatoid arthritis can feel like a strong flu with significant muscle aches and general malaise.

How is Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed?
There is no one test or physical finding to confirm the diagnosis. Your doctor will conduct a physical exam to check your joints for swelling, redness and warmth. Additionally, reflexes and muscle strength will be tested. However, rheumatoid arthritis sufferers tend to have an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, or SED rate), which indicates the presence of an inflammatory process in the body. Other common blood tests determine the possibility of a rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies.
Your doctor may recommend X-rays to track any progression of rheumatoid arthritis in your joints over time.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
What is the Typical Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Currently, we have no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. It is a chronic disease. Medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can be divided into two groups: those that help relieve symptoms  (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids), and those that can modify the disease (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and biologic agents). Your physician may recommend using two or more together. Some medications affect the immune system or have other side effects, making careful monitoring very important. . If your joints are severely damaged by rheumatoid arthritis, surgery may be necessary.

Many drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis have potentially serious side effects. While doctors typically prescribe medications with the fewest side effects first, you may be offered stronger drugs or a combination of drugs as your disease progresses.

NSAIDs. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Over-the-counter NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve). Stronger NSAIDs are available by prescription. Side effects may include ringing in your ears, stomach irritation, heart problems and liver and kidney damage.
Steroids. Corticosteroid medications, such as prednisone, reduce inflammation and pain and slow joint damage. Side effects may include thinning of bones, cataracts, weight gain and diabetes. Doctors often prescribe a corticosteroid to relieve acute symptoms, with the goal of gradually tapering off the medication.
Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). These drugs can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis and save the joints and other tissues from permanent damage. Common DMARDs include methotrexate (Trexall), leflunomide (Arava), hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) and minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, others). Side effects vary but may include liver damage, bone marrow suppression and severe lung infections.
Immunosuppressants. These medications act to tame your immune system, which is out of control in rheumatoid arthritis. Examples include azathioprine (Imuran, Azasan), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf) and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). These medications can increase your susceptibility to infection.
TNF-alpha inhibitors. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is an inflammatory substance produced by your body. TNF-alpha inhibitors can help reduce pain, morning stiffness, and tender or swollen joints. Examples include etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade), adalimumab (Humira), golimumab (Simponi) and certolizumab (Cimzia). Potential side effects include increased risk of serious infections, congestive heart failure and certain cancers.

The Ateevia Botanica PRIME Difference
Disease typically begins as an inflammatory response, which can occur in any part of the body. When the inflammation does not stop, significant damage to the body can ensue. Scientific phytonutrient research is revealing that certain parts of plant material can help prevent cell damage, decrease cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation. Ateevia Botanica is a powerful biochemical storehouse of vital phytonutrients compelling in the fight against inflammatory activity. Power-packed with essential anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as antioxidants, flavonoids, lignans, essential oils, proteins and enzymes, as well as the lipid fatty acids oleic and linoleic and linolenic acids, Ateevia uses Mother Nature’s own medicine to conquer inflammatory pain naturally and safely.

So many people have experienced a real improvement as a direct result of using Ateevia's PRIME Therapy, a significant decrease in their inflammatory pain, allowing for the concurrent ability to return to repetitive functions that had been previously interrupted. Moreover, flavonoids and other nutrients have an important advantage over NSAIDs in that they are largely free of adverse effects. We hope that you come to rely on the richness of PRIME's therapeutic possibilities.
Ateevia Botanica can suppress inflammation – in joints, muscles, and tissue – providing relief from the most common pain conditions. Massage Ateevia Botanica into your skin 2–3 times daily, or more often as needed. For best results apply in the morning and at bedtime.

Ateevia Botanica can be effective in providing relief from some of the most common pain conditions in joints, muscles and tissues:
Arthritis / Arthritic Joints
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendinitis / Tennis Elbow
Plantar Fasciitis
Sport Strains and Bruises
Myalgia / Lower Back Pain
Michelle G, Connecticut
“Then I started applying Ateevia Botanica 2 to 3 times each day and soon the pain in my foot lessened until it finally went away.”
Leonore V, New Jersey
“I tried Ateevia and within the same day, the pain subsided. I kept applying it 2 to 3 times daily and by the swelling had disappeared as well.”

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