Rheumatoid arthritis and sleep.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect many parts of your body and health. A lot of people who have RA are in constant pain or discomfort. Combined with the stress of managing your condition, this can lead to sleep problems.[Refer: www.healthline.com]
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease—a type of condition in which the immune system, which normally protects the body by fighting infections and diseases, instead targets the body. RA is different from other types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis, a wear-and-tear condition that most commonly occurs as people age. In RA, the immune system attacks the tissues that line the joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints and affecting their ability to work properly. Over time, RA may damage bone and cartilage within the joints and weaken muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support the joints. [ Refer: www.rheumatology.org]
By conventional medicine, most doctors know it is not easy to treat RA patient’s Insomnia problem, as Rheumatoid arthritis may be related to patient’s liver, kidney and lung function
By Complementary and Integrated Medicine, it viable to have RA patient’ Insomnia well controlled. The key points to strength patient’s liver, kidney, and lung function together at the same time and let Insomnia be naturally healed.