What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? A Comprehensive Guide to Symptoms and Treatments

6) Dietary interventions

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis may also benefit from dietary interventions, such as the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve disease activity in RA patients. An anti-inflammatory diet with ingredients such as curcumin and turmeric and avoiding inflammatory ingredients such as excess sugar and saturated fat can also benefit these patients.

Among other dietary interventions, some patients may also find benefits with intermittent fasting, which has been found to decrease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in some patients. Moreover, the positive effects of intermittent fasting may remain for up to 3 months.

However, dietary interventions for rheumatoid arthritis should be determined by your doctor, depending on the stage of the disease and your symptoms. In some cases, patients find foods that trigger a flare-up, which is why it is also recommended to have a food diary and meet what you eat with the progression of your symptoms.