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It's hard to say if there will be a Rheumatoid Arthritis Cure in the next 30 - 50 years. Certainly a cure is the ultimate goal of scientists working in clinics and laboratories around the world. But RA is a complicated disease. There are many factors that initiate and perpetuate it, and probably a combination of agents will be needed to stop it. Keep in mind, that if scientists find a way to stop the disease, it would not undo the damage that has already occurred in people with RA. That's why it's important to get proper treatment now.
For the person today with RA, we can be optimistic about controlling the disease and limiting its impact. As scientists learn more about the genetics of RA, the factors that trigger the disease, and people's individual responses to those factors, new treatments will emerge and we will be able to apply them earlier and with increasingly better control. For some people, this will equal a cure.
Today, more than ever, the prognosis for a young person with RA is good.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Cure
Understanding The Factors Involved
Arthritis is caused by a variety of factors, including joint instability, injuries, age-related changes, toxins, microbes, altered biochemistry, hormonal factors, and genetic predisposition. Yet other environmental, psychological, dietary, and even dental factors have also been found to bring on the condition. In recent years, research conducted by rheumatologists and allergists has concluded that some patients can experience allergy-induced arthritis.
Stress can also be a major factor because it disrupts the body's hormonal balance. Stress related changes in the chemical levels of cortisol can often lead to changes in the immune system. A weakened immune system allows certain bacteria to penetrate the body, possibly leading to forms of arthritis. This sequence often occurs in women undergoing menopause.