Typically arthritis is just one of the many symptoms of rheumatoid inflammation which affects the entire body. Very important to note that the genes which affect Rheumatoid can be DEACTIVATED with the right interventions, thus alleviating symptoms without the need for medications.
A blood test for Rheumatoid Factor and auto-antibodies may assist with the diagnosis, but oftentimes the test themselves can be unreliable or misleading.
With Rheumatoid it may take several years for a blood test to turn “positive,” so oftentimes there is a delay in diagnosis and a delay in treatment. What often gets missed early on is the ability to successfully address triggers.
70% of the body’s immune system is housed in the GI track, the intestines. So gut health is one of the first things that needs to be optimized to reverse rheumatoid disease and beat symptoms. Regrettably, you may not get good information on how to follow a regimen that is best suited to stopping your disease. You may suffer for years and years, before finding a way to alleviate symptoms for good; but once you know the right information, the inflammation is gone within weeks.