Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory and autoimmune illness. It arises when your body’s immune system unintentionally targets healthy cells. Afterward, leading to painful swelling in the affected areas of the body. However, joints are the primary target of RA, often several joints at once.

What are the 4 stages of rheumatoid arthritis?

Usually, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develops in four stages:

  • Stage 1: Early RA is characterized by stiffness, discomfort, and inflammation in the joints. X-rays might not reveal any noticeable damage at this time.
  • Stage 2: Moderate RA X-rays show joint destruction. There is increased inflammation, and symptoms worsen. There could be functional restrictions.
  • Stage 3: Severe RA prolonged inflammation causes severe joint abnormalities, considerable damage, and substantial impairment of function.
  • Stage 4: At End Stage advanced joint deterioration, loss of function, and abnormalities.

Causes, Risk Factors of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Women are affected two to three times more often than men. Rheumatoid arthritis can occur in patients at any age, but the peak onset is between the ages of 50 and 75. Although, the lifetime risk of RA in adults is 3.6 percent (1 in 28) for women and 1.7 percent (1 in 59) for men. There are various risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis, including age, gender, obesity, and genetics. 

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

At the early stages of RA smaller joints especially those connecting your toes and fingers are affected. Afterward, other joints including shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles are frequently affected.

Common symptoms are as follows:

  • Stiffness in joints.
  • Swelling in joints.
  • Fatigue, fever, loss of appetite.

KKT Treatment 

KKT treatment is effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. It helps in relieving pain and reduces the casualties caused by it.

  1.  KKT treatment is highly effective in re-aligning the spine back to its normal position thus helping in relieving or eliminating pains at various levels which have may have been raised due to an aligned spine.
  2. A treatment plan is devised after taking a complete history, detailed physical assessment, and 3D X-rays of the cervical spine and skull patented by KKT treatment.
  3.  A well-rounded KKT treatment plan aids in soothing inflammation and pain, enhancing your ability to move, durability, and flexibility, and assisting you in performing your everyday routines normally.

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