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Therapeutical approach to rheumatoid arthritis

Evangelos Giavasopoulos , Paraskevi Gourni


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of the synovial joints, and loss of the function leading to disability. The ultimate goal in managing RA is to prevent joint damage and to maintain functional ability. Although, οver the past decade, major advances have been made in our understanding of the factors that are crucial in regulating this disease, still the managment of the disease remains difficult. Aim : Τhe aim of the present study was the evaluation of the therapeutical approch on rheumatoid arthritis.  The method οf this study included bibliography research from both the review and the research literature which referred to the relation between therapy and rheumatoid arthritis. Results : The majority of research studies showed thatthe main therapy on rheumatoid arthritis included medication therapy, modification of everyday living ensuring rest, physical exercise and finally surgical procedure. Individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, apart from physical problems usually cope with mental disorders, that exert a negative indluence on their quality of life. Conclusively :Information and early screening of high risk may decrease the long-term consequnences on health. Monitoring from a group of specialists should serve as a cornerstone when planning a program of intervention.

Keywords: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Therapy, Facing Surgery, Physiotherapy, Exersices, Relaxations Techniques

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