August 7

Is Rheumatoid Arthritis a Systemic Disease?

Systemic rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune and inflammatory disease, affects the whole body. This means that its reversal and recovery is also systemic, involving the whole body. You can learn more about it below.

What is Systemic Rheumatoid Arthritis?

You might have heard the term systemic rheumatoid arthritis [1] and that other autoimmune arthritic diseases are ‘systemic’. This means that they don’t just affect one, small, localised part of the body but are a complete body disease.

In the early stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis, for example, only one finger joint might be inflamed. However, if left uncontrolled, multiple parts of the body and joints become affected. I had systemic rheumatoid arthritis in my feet, ankle, knee, jaw and even chest.

The good news is, that when the body starts to heal, it heals systemically. So, if you take on an approach that tackles your rheumatoid arthritis systemically, that is to reverse the inflammation in the whole body, not only do your small finger joint improve but other parts of your body improve also.

Using a Systemic Approach Program

Shauna is a great case study for how a systemic program can treat systemic rheumatoid arthritis when using the Paddison program.

When Shauna started, she had pain when she walked, her knuckle hurt when anything brushed it and she felt tired and dizzy at times.

Since starting on the Paddison Program she has seen improvement:

  • She has noticed the swelling on her feet has visibly reduced.
  • Shauna has also noticed that the pain in her knuckle is gone.
  • Her energy levels have improved by what she believes is 50%.
  • And she has had no dizzy spells since starting the program.

Her medication has remained the same and an ultrasound of her feet has shown there is still some inflammation.

Shauna is now eating differently, exercising, and has much more energy to enjoy time with her family. Recently, she was able to enjoy a trip hiking and biking while feeling like her old self again.

You can learn more information on how to treat rheumatoid arthritis naturally here.

[1] Chauhan K, Jandu JS, Goyal A, et al. Rheumatoid Arthritis. [Updated 2021 Oct 7]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-.


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