Rheumatoid Arthritis

It is estimated that upwards of eighty percent of people who currently suffer from the disease known as rheumatoid arthritis will report that fatigue is the problem they are concerned with most. Along with fatigue, people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis will also complain about joint pain; both of which prevent the vast majority of this population from maintaining a regular exercise regimen. This lack of exercise combined with fatigue and pain will ultimately result in a dramatic loss of muscle strength in most people.

Although the use of bioidentical hormones Utah is an option many people use to treat rheumatoid arthritis many other people opt to increase their amount of daily exercise. People who go the exercise route will often report that regular exercise will actually ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, including but not limited to fatigue, depression, the inability to sleep properly, and the experience of painful joints. Many health professionals agree and recommend employing a healthy mixture of aerobic exercise long with strength training to help start repairing the body’s joints that have been negatively affected by the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

There are many different exercises anyone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis can employ to ease their symptoms. The simplest and most obvious form of exercise employed for this purpose is walking. Whether a person walks around his neighborhood or parks his car a little bit farther from the grocery store in the parking lot, every extra step will help to ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Swimming is also another low impact form of exercise that will be helpful to ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Many people say that biking is also very helpful for this purpose. In addition to being low impact, biking is an effective way to get the heart working and moving the body’s joints to ease joint pain. Weight training can also be used to increase muscle mass as a means of decreasing the strain that would otherwise be directed to the body’s joints. Finally, many people experience relief from the pain of rheumatoid arthritis by attending regular Yoga and or Pilates classes. Many studios or health clubs will offer a variety of classes to fit a student’s particular experience level. Certainly, the lower impact the better (at least to start) is a good rule of thumb when looking for exercise as a means to lessen the painful symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Many people employ the use of low impact exercise along with hormone therapy Salt Lake City administered by a trained health professional. This combination of approaches can also be used to achieve positive results and ease the painful and debilitating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. No matter what a person’s approach is to address this problem, it is important to know that there are treatments available. It is also important to know that simply doing nothing and avoiding exercise will often result in the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis actually getting worse over time. Of course any treatments plan should be made in consultation with a properly trained and certified health professional.