Rheumatoid arthritis is type of arthritis that causes inflammations of the joints. This disease attacks the joints and later destroys the articular cartilage. Patients require special attention since this disease is makes day to day activity very difficult for the patients. It is advised that patients take hot showers now and then since it reduces the pain and may reduce the need for a patient to take pain medications.
A well balanced diet is also important for people with this disease. Even though a balanced diet doesn’t cure the disease, it does relief them a bit if well controlled. Patients are also advised to go on with their daily activities since relaxing the body may weaken the joints which are the most affected areas when the disease attacks. It is however required that they take a rest after every few minutes within an hour. Emotional support is also one of the best ways to care for patient.