Dr. Anju Mathur’s Back to Wellness Program has helped countless women and men in the Los Angeles area that have been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Several people have been able to overcome the symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis with Dr. Mathur’s Back to Wellness Program. This detailed program enables Dr. Mathur to specifically tailor a treatment protocol to suit an individual’s exact imbalances and disharmonies. Upon the initial evaluation, Dr. Mathur will assess multiple aspects of the patient’s lifestyle, history, and current habits, and she will also run the necessary tests to help her thoroughly analyze a patient’s condition. Then, Dr. Mathur will put together the patient’s treatment plan, which will consist on different phases of healing throughout her Back to Wellness Program. Patients in Los Angeles suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis have been able to conquer the effects of this autoimmune condition and greatly improve their health with Dr. Mathur’s Back to Wellness Program.
Rheumatoid Arthritis causes inflammation in the lining of the joints, leaving them swollen and painful, which can lead to the erosion of bone and deformity.
Usually, if a joint on one side of the body is inflamed, chances are the corresponding joint on the other side of the body is inflamed also. Symmetry of joint pain is a telltale characteristic of RA that distinguishes it from other types of arthritis like osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus.
More common in women than in men, Rheumatoid Arthritis usually affects people in their 40’s, though individuals of all ages can be diagnosed. The cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is not known, but experts believe a faulty immune system is to blame. Rheumatoid Arthritis can be difficult to diagnose due the symptoms mimicking symptoms of other known illnesses and because the symptoms come and go sporadically (flare ups).
Symptoms of RA include:
- Tender, Warm, & Swollen Joints
- Long Lasting Morning Stiffness
- Weight Loss
- Inflammation of Small Joints in the hands, fingers and feet
- Rheumatoid Nodules or firm bumps of tissue under the skin
Rheumatoid Arthritis Versus Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis should not be confused with Osteoarthritis, which is a completely different disease that is caused from the wear and tear on bones and joints and influenced by factors such as age, obesity, and injury. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a system autoimmune condition that affects the entire body.
Some of the other major differences include:
Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms can include joint pain, stiffness, reduced range of motion, and swelling, but it can also cause fever, fatigue, and loss of energy. Osteoarthritis only involves joint pain, stiffness, and sometimes mild swelling.
Time of Occurrence
Rheumatoid Arthritis tends to be worse in the morning or after long periods with no activity, while osteoarthritis gets worse with exertion and throughout the day.
Location of Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis often causes swelling in pairs of smaller joints, such as the hands or ankles, and osteoarthritis causes inflammation in weight bearing joints, such as the hips, knees, back, neck, and small finger joints.
Age of Onset
Rheumatoid Arthritis usually occurs between the ages of 30 and 50, and it may even occur in adolescents. Osteoarthritis occurs in people that are middle-aged or older. In the US, only 1.3 million people have Rheumatoid arthritis and over 21 million have osteoarthritis.
There is no cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis, and most traditional treatments focus on controlling symptoms. This is where Angel Longevity Medical Center of Los Angeles is different. Dr. Mathur’s approach as an integrative functional medical clinic is one of a medical detective. She gathers all the clues of the patient’s past through extensive personal and family histories and their present history, potential toxins in the environment, social life, stress level, relationships, diet, workout regimen, sleep habits, and symptoms. Armed with this information, and all appropriate lab tests, she strives to uncover how and why the body is not functioning well.
Dr. Anju Mathur, M.D. of Angel Longevity Medical Center of Los Angeles offers a very personalized and tailored Back to Wellness Program to eliminate the causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis and bring patients back to health. As a part of Dr. Mathur’s Back to Wellness Program, she offers several therapies that may be able to help the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis. IV Nutrient Therapy can allow the body to get the nutrition it needs to support a healthy immune system and overcome the inflammation caused from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Phospholipid Exchange Therapy can detoxify the body at a cellular level, and it may cleanse the cells of systemic toxins to improve overall organ function. Chelation Therapy can also help to detoxify the body, which may improve immune system function and organ health. Ultra Violet Blood Irradiation may also help to cleanse the blood of harmful bacteria and viruses, which may help the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Some other common autoimmune disorders Dr. Mathur specializes in include Graves’ disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Dr. Mathur’s treatments for Rheumatoid arthritis help ease inflammation.