Treatment of rheumatic disease: old age - in joy!

September 21, 2008

 treatment of rheumatism
 Rheumatic fever - is a very common disease throughout the world. This disease affects not only the joints, but also the heart, nervous system, lungs. In the early stages the changes in the internal organs still reversible, so the treatment of rheumatic fever should be initiated as early as possible.

 Treatment of rheumatic disease: old age - in joy!

Proper nutrition and treatment - important components of treatment

If rheumatic fever is mild, the patient must comply polupostelny mode to ten days after the onset of the disease. This means that a person can only move in their room or ward. He was allowed to get out of bed only to take food and personal hygiene. All the rest of the time the patient must spend in bed.

In marked heart lesion is assigned to strict bed rest for a period of two to three weeks. When a patient is forbidden to get out of bed and move it. Next to such patients should always be caregivers.

Engine mode expands when it is improvement of the general condition of the patient, and the test results are close to normal range. The patient is transferred to the idle mode after about forty days after the start of treatment.

The diet should be varied. It is recommended to eat food that is rich in vitamins and complete proteins. Recent increases the body's immune defenses and improve contractility of the heart muscle (myocardium). They also reduce the severity of allergic reactions that underlie the development of rheumatic fever. Vitamin C normalizes metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   in connective tissues and has anti-inflammatory action. B vitamins beneficial effect on the state of the myocardium. Therefore, fruits and vegetables should always be in the patient's diet. When poor circulation is limited to the use of salt.

 Treatment of rheumatic disease: old age - in joy!

Drug Treatment

Use the drug must directly affect the cause of the disease, reduce inflammation and improve the metabolic processes in the affected tissues.

In rheumatoid arthritis antibiotics are appointed on a mandatory basis. They help to destroy streptococci group A - microorganisms that cause rheumatism. Preferably use antibiotics penicillin:

  • Penicillin
  • Ekstentsillin
  • Bitsillin 5

Penicillin is injected intramuscularly four times a day, and is appointed for ten days. After that, be sure to begin to use antibiotics which are more durable. This group of drugs include ekstentsillin and bitsillin -5. They are also administered intramuscularly, but once every three weeks. These drugs are used for at least five years if the patient does not have heart disease (carditis). In cases where carditis is accompanied by the formation of valvular heart disease, a long-acting antibiotics are appointed for life. If the patient is allergic to penicillin, instead recommend using erythromycin - the preparation of the macrolide.

In order to eliminate inflammation, apply:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Glucocorticoids

NSAIDs not only reduces inflammation but also exert analgesic and antipyretic action. They also improve blood circulation. Drugs in this group:

  • Diclofenac
  • Indomethacin
  • Acetylsalicylic acid
  • Ibuprofen

Glucocorticoids are used in cases where rheumatic fever is accompanied by severe heart damage. The most common prednisolone Prednisolone - against inflammation, allergy and pain, but with complications  Prednisolone - against inflammation, allergy and pain, but with complications
 . At its cancellation appointed NSAIDs to avoid exacerbation of the disease.

To improve the metabolic processes in the myocardium require the appointment of the following drugs:

  • Pyridoxal phosphate (a form of vitamin B6)
  • Kobamamid (a form of vitamin B12)
  • Kokarboksilazu (a form of vitamin B1)
  • Lipoic acid
  • Potassium Orotate

 Treatment of rheumatic disease: old age - in joy!

Physical therapy

Physical factors are an important part of the treatment of rheumatism. They increase the overall resistance, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, resolving effect. The use of physical therapy also prevents the development of autoimmune processes that underlie the development of the disease. This means that the immune system no longer attacks the body's own normal tissues.

In the period of acute rheumatic fever it is recommended to ultraviolet radiation, which is assigned to the area of ​​the joints of patients. In the inactive phase of the disease is the common UV irradiation. At the same time, you can use iontophoresis with calcium or salicylates. If joint pain Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
   there are long-term, it will help to reduce their inductothermy, exposure lamp solux joints, UHF and paraffin baths. In foci of chronic infections affect recommended using ultraviolet rays, microwaves or UHF electrophoresis with antibiotics.

To improve circulation and eliminate the effects of inactivity in the active phase is recommended that you massage the limbs, as well as segmental massage. Therapeutic exercise after decrease in acute need to be in range of these activities.

 Treatment of rheumatic disease: old age - in joy!

Spa treatment

In the sanatorium treatment of patients sent no earlier than six months after the exacerbation subsided. Patients with minimal activity of rheumatic process recommended treatment in local health centers and at an earlier date.

Balneotherapy (spa treatment) are widely used to treat patients with rheumatism Rheumatic fever - are possible complications of heart  Rheumatic fever - are possible complications of heart
 . Most often appointed hydrogen sulfide, radon, carbon dioxide and oxygen baths. Mud in the form of applications to the affected joints is also very effective.

Treatment of rheumatic fever have to be comprehensive - include all of the components. For this it is carried out in three stages: the hospital (in the hospital), outpatient (at the clinic) and the sanatorium. It is the consistent treatment gives the best results.

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Joint pain - how to find the cause?

May 2, 2010

  • Joint pain - how to find the cause?
  • Inflammatory joint pain

 Joint pain
 Joint pain becomes more common problem, and it is not always related to age. Because of the way of life - in particular, due to the lack of physical activity a large part of the population of the big cities, joint pain can occur in people under the age of thirty or forty years. However, most people who suffer from chronic pain in the joints, yet older than forty or fifty years.

Researchers found that more than half of them regularly take non-prescription pain relievers. The problem is that many people are accustomed to the fact that the pain sooner or later pass, and can endure for some time by reducing their medicines. Due to lack of time, health insurance, or simply due to their own reluctance they may for a long time not to see a doctor, ignoring the symptoms. Experts insist that the appearance of pain in the joints should be as soon as possible to contact a professional to prevent deterioration.

 Joint pain - how to find the cause?

Correct diagnosis

Joint pain may have many different reasons. Probably the most common of them - arthritis, but diagnosing it can be very difficult. Today there are more than one hundred different forms of arthritis; often the patient has other conditions that increase the pain in the joints Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
 . In addition, joint pain may be accompanied by more serious diseases than arthritis.

For example, hemochromatosis - an inherited disease in which the human body accumulates abnormally large amounts of iron; it may be a consequence of heart disease, diabetes, and / or arthritis. First of all, as a rule, exhibit symptoms of arthritis - including arthritic pain. Ignoring these signs, the patient can not only run the arthritis, but miss the moment when you can start an effective and timely treatment for heart disease or diabetes. In rare cases, joint pain is a sign of the development of malignant tumors.

 Joint pain - how to find the cause?

The most common causes of joint pain

Osteoarthritis - the most common type of arthritis in patients over fifty years. As soon as a person ages, the cartilage that serves as shock absorbers in the joints, loses its elasticity, becomes more rigid and fragile. When the cartilage wears and ligaments are stretched more than ever, there is a pain in the joints, they become less mobile. Most often the symptoms of osteoarthritis occur in the joints of the fingers, hips and spine, as well as knee joints. For the treatment of weight reduction is often recommended as extra weight increases stress on joints and increase the pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications  Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications
   - Another common cause of pain in the joints. In addition, it causes symptoms such as swelling and inflammation of the joints, and fatigue. It is an autoimmune disease, which, according to many scientists, can be caused by bacteria or viruses. Rheumatoid arthritis - this is no ordinary disease of the joints, which can live a long, at times experiencing pain in the joints; it can lead to an early death. To prevent this, require early diagnosis and aggressive treatment - and this is another argument in favor of that ignore the pain in the joints is not allowed.

Polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis. These inflammatory diseases often occur simultaneously; Both are autoimmune disorders. Their symptoms are joint pain, fever, weight loss and fatigue.

Fibromyalgia - a chronic disease, which causes severe pain in the joints, as well as serious sleep disorders Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 . Its cause is not clear, however, that the violation is not associated with any damage to muscles, nerves, and ligaments. Scientists theorize that fibromyalgia may be associated with increased sensitivity of the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord, or an imbalance of brain chemicals that control mood, pain tolerance, and other functions.

Depression. Depressed mood is not the only indicator of depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 . This condition may also cause physical symptoms, including joint pain. Against the background of depression may develop psychosomatic illnesses, the treatment needed to treat depression.