Saturday, May 26, 2018 by Zoey Sky
Palindromic rheumatism refers to a rare type of inflammatory arthritis. Patients aged 20 to 50 often develop this condition.
Palindromic rheumatism causes episodes of joint pain and swelling. The painful swelling caused by these episodes disappear between flare-ups. The condition doesn’t cause lasting damage to the joints or surrounding tissue.
The cause of palindromic rheumatism is still undetermined.
A patient with palindromic rheumatism experiences episodes of swelling and joint pain. These persistent episodes come and go suddenly and they often form a pattern.
The patterns of palindromic rheumatism may vary for each individual in these ways:
Palindromic rheumatism may also cause the following signs:
There are currently no known risk factors for developing palindromic rheumatism.
A patient with palindromic rheumatism may experience pain and discomfort, but the condition doesn’t cause lasting damage to the joints. However, palindromic rheumatism can lead to rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
At least 50 percent of individuals with palindromic rheumatism may develop RA. The immune system of a person with RA will attack the body’s tissues. Inflammation caused by RA may damage the joints and result in bone erosion and joint deformity.
RA can also damage other parts of the body. If left untreated, RA can leave a patient physically disabled.
The following foods or nutrients can help prevent palindromic rheumatism and address its side effects:
A healthcare professional may recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to help reduce inflammation during episodes of palindromic rheumatism. Do take note that NSAIDs are linked to negative side effects.
An antimalarial, like hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), can also help limit the frequency and length of attacks. Antimalarials can also reduce the chance of palindromic rheumatism developing into RA.
However, here are some safer and more natural ways to manage palindromic rheumatism:
Palindromic rheumatism causes episodes of joint pain and swelling. The painful swelling may disappear between flare-ups.
Palindromic rheumatism may also cause fatigue, hot and tender joints, and mild fever.
Palindromic rheumatism can lead to RA.
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