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Is rheumatoid arthritis completely curable?

I am 68 years old vegetarian male, height 165 cms, weight 66 kgs and suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis since last 10 years. Main areas of the body which are affected are - Both Ankles, Both Wrists, Both Thumbs and Two Fingers in left hand. A Few Orthopedics I had consulted invariably put me on one or the other pain killer which had no long term benefit or relief. On the contrary, two years ago, suddenly I started feeling very weird in my head and entire body. After going through MRI, Blood and other tests, I was diagnosed with Hematoma and had to undergo brain surgery. Within one month of the operation, I was back to normal - I thank God, my family members, the Neurologist and the Surgeon for all this success. Since than, I have almost stopped taking Pain Killers unless absolutely required for stiffness, pain and swellings, although I know it gives only temporary relief and Adverse Side Effects in bonus! Now another Doctor has suggested me to consult Rheumatologist, but I am unable to find one where I live. Can any Rheumatologist suggest me appropriate cure for this ailment with all DO's and DONT's, the food, medicines etc I should consume and all the relevant information with details? Is this disease really non-curable? I would certainly and very much appreciate it.
Sincerely,
B.J. Trivedi.
Wed, 8 Oct 2014
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Hello,

I have studied your case with diligence.

NSAIDs, DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) are prescribed in severe cases.
As you have RA test positive prognosis is not too good.
Newer biologics have role in RA.

I have lot of experience of patient of RA and long term results with allopathic medication are not satisfactory,so consult me directly for further assistence.
There is good role of diet and achieve correction through it,for details you can directly contact on my profile
http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-vaibhav-gandhi/63503

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
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