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Rheumatoid Arthritis

In rheumatoid arthritis, a dysfunctional immune response causes the joints of the body to become inflamed, leading to severe stiffness and acute and/or chronic pain. An excess of synovial fluid around the joints also contributes to swelling and lack of mobility. All joints are affected by the disease, especially the wrist and hand joints. As the disease progresses, chronic inflammation ultimately destroys cartilage, tendon and ligaments in the elbows, shoulders, knees and ankles.

Rheumatoid arthritis often strikes women and men in the prime of their lives. Symptoms can increase in severity over time, or they may remain relatively constant over the years. Although there is no known cure for this disease, scientists are increasingly discovering the importance of various functional mechanisms in the body that can greatly influence the development and progression of the disease.

The following Genova Diagnostics tests can expose these imbalances and monitor the effectiveness of treatment, helping patients alleviate some of the debilitating conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oxidative Stress: The oxidative damage caused by free radicals is a pivotal mechanism implicated in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sex Hormones: Sex hormones strongly influence the integrity of bone and muscle tissue, and shape many of the general clinical effects of RA.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fatty Acids: Fatty acid levels can have a dramatic impact on the inflammatory responses associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Digestive Function: Restoring balance to the intestinal micro flora has been shown to alleviate many of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Amino Acids: RA therapy often focuses on two important amino acids.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Element Imbalance: Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis lack essential mineral nutrients.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Parasitic Infection: An unsuspected parasite infection can trigger symptoms of various types of joint diseases, including RA.

Teresa Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition, is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical researcher. She has been in practice for well over 25 years. It is through her clinical practice that she has gained insights into chronic health conditions. If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms that come and go you owe it to yourself to find out why. Find out today call for a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.

Your happiness is a reflection of your health call today For an appointment, contact her office at (800) 956-7083 or (818) 707-3125.

We also offer Functional Laboratory tests that can be done through the mail in the privacy of your home to help determine why you are having these symptoms. For more information on these click on lab tests.