Alflutop in rheumatoid arthritis: diagnostics and treatment
Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disorder of connective tissue that affects the joints (called a systemic disease encompassing organ systems or the whole body). Pathological changes are caused by autoimmune damage to connective tissue sheath of the joints, however, causes the immune reaction is still not revealed. According to most doctors, she has an infectious nature. The infection causes a disruption of the immune system in body tissues immune complexes are formed that affect your own joints. However, the treatment with antibiotics given the result is rather negative, which speaks of the illegality of such approval. There is only proven evidence of hereditary predisposition. The disease affects largely women (3:1), widespread since 40 years. At the moment, much «rejuvenation» of the disease, it appears at the age of 20-25 years. Rheumatoid arthritis is a severe disease often leading to disability (70 % of patients), which comes very early. Infectious complications of the disease and kidney failure can lead to death.
Symptoms and diagnosis of the disease
The initial stage of the disease characterized by the appearance of fatigue, accompanied by weakness. There is a loss of appetite and weight loss. In the morning after awakening observed stiffness of the joints without painful manifestations, which later disappears. This allows symptoms often mistakenly diagnose arthritis.
Further, over time appear more obvious symptoms of the disease, there is swelling of the skin around the joints, press on them cause pain. A characteristic symptom of rheumatoid arthritis are symmetrical lesions of rheumatic pain in the joints of the feet and hands. Painful penetrate into the joints of the upper and lower extremities and, as a rule, symmetrical. Pain in the area of the spine.
With the development of the disease under the skin around the joints rheumatoid nodules appear, and over time, a period of destruction of the joints, causing immobility of the patient.
All these symptoms are fixed due to severe and debilitating body pain. In this stage of the disease often resort to surgery, correcting pronounced deformation of the joints.
The above symptoms give the opportunity to suspect the presence in a patient of rheumatoid arthritis. Blood tests for ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), assessment of rheumatoid factor and some other biochemical parameters to accurately diagnose this disease.
The constant growth of these indicators, the emergence of new foci with repeated outbreak, swollen lymph nodes, pain in the spine and confirm the changes to the joints of the extremities x-ray study definitely indicates the presence of this disease and require immediate treatment. And although this disease is considered incurable, treatment initiation at an early stage can greatly facilitate its further course.
Treatment of «Alflutop»joint diseases
«Alflutop» — a drug from the group of chondroprotectors, prevents the development of degenerative processes in cartilage tissues. It is made from natural raw materials.
The composition includes extracts from a small marine fish (sprat, whiting black sea, black sea shad, black sea anchovy). The product contains mucopolysaccharides, amino acids, peptides, ions of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
The drug acts as a stabilizer, normalize joint function, stops degenerative processes in the structure of cartilage tissue, enhances the process of tissue regeneration of cartilage, anti-inflammatory effect.
The list of diseases for which treatment is «Alflutop», is quite extensive. It is prescribed for cervical degenerative disc disease, arthritis of the joints, osteoarthritis, spondylosis, periarthritis, hernia of the spine. Diseases of the spine have the greatest impact on the condition of the human body, so particular attention is paid to the hernia of the spine that occurs due to the deformation of the intervertebral discs. «Alflutop» allows for enhanced tissue regeneration of cartilage, speeding up the treatment of the spine.
Undoubtedly, «Alflutop» — not a major drug in the treatment of spinal hernia, but the treatment with its use will help to improve the condition of the patient may allow him to forget for a while about spinal disk herniation. Osteoarthritis of the knee (gonarthrosis), as well as treatment of a herniated disc, is included in the list of diseases which it recommended the use of «Alflutop».
The goal of treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee joint is the restoration of cartilage, which, along with other medications prescribed for the treatment of osteoarthritis, is provided by the use of «Alflutop».
Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with the use of «Alflutop»
Rheumatoid arthritis is not included in the list of diseases for which it is recommended to use «Alflutop». But on the basis of the pharmacological action of the drug, it should be actively recommended for use in combination therapy, as it:
«Alflutop» in rheumatoid arthritis used in the form of deep intramuscular and intra-articular injections, 20 injections of 1-2 ml every day, depending on the severity of the patient’s condition. Repeat the treatment after six months.
It should be particularly noted that the treatment used in combination with other drugs and procedures prescribed in this disease. The use of «Alflutop» in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis medical justified and appropriate, however, this drug, like others, should be appointed by the attending physician in combination with other medicines.