Research Showed That a Test Can Potentially Predict RA Progression


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/09/2015 -- Rheumatoid arthritis causes some symptoms such as fatigue, joint redness, joint warmth, stiffness, and joint pain that can potentially decrease the quality of a patient's life. However, it seems that there is good news for patients.

Research showed that tests can potentially predict RA progression. If people had a way of knowing how their mobility and life would be negatively affected with rheumatoid arthritis, they could resort to more aggressive treatment.

According to The Arthritis Foundation, when rheumatoid arthritis causes tissue injury, there is a good chance that there is a presence of antibodies against citrullinated proteins. Researchers have determined the role that antibodies take in the lives of RA patients, and as a result, they developed a synthetic version called cyclic citrullinated proteins (CCP). They created the synthetic version for the purpose of diagnostic testing.

"The anti-CCP antibody test was the result and in almost all cases, it was useful in identifying people who have rheumatoid arthritis. Individuals who obtained 90 to 95 percent positive test results are considered to be susceptible to having rheumatoid arthritis," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

Having an earlier diagnosis means that individuals can get earlier treatment. The test has been adjusted to become even more sensitive and be able to determine the future function of someone who was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

United Kingdom researchers conducted a study to see the usefulness of the arthritis prognosis test that was more sensitive. It involved 303 people who suffered either from connective tissue disease or rheumatoid arthritis. The subjects experienced symptoms for less than two years at the start of the study, and their progress was monitored to see the progression of the disease in a two-year period. It was found that those with more than 100 anti-CCP antibody value correlated with poor function at two years.

Experts suggest that those who are diagnosed recently with RA should immediately see their rheumatologist. Seeing a healthcare provider can significantly help patients get earlier treatment. It also saves them from potentially suffering from symptoms that are negatively life-changing.

Many arthritis patients nowadays use a wide variety of treatments just to achieve pain relief and reduce the physical limitations caused by the condition. While pain relief drugs are very popular, there are also quite a number of sufferers who resort to natural alternatives such as curcumin supplements. Natural alternatives have become widely popular among arthritis patients mainly because they are thought to be effective and safer to use (

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