Rheumatoid Arthritis

Press play to listen to Thelma’s experience with Rhumatoid Arthritis and her results after taking Synergy V3 Products

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Thelma tried everything she could possibly find including natural products. Her sed rate is 57 and rheumatoid factor 355 through blood test every 3 months. After 6 weeks, her sed rate had dropped to 20 (within normal range) and her rheumatoid factor is now 55. She was able to walk the tour at Synergy’s manufacturing plant (“Nature Sunshine”) and would not have been able to do so just 1 year earlier.

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Test

An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR or sed rate) measures how fast red blood cells (erythrocytes) fall to the bottom of a fine glass tube that is filled with the patient’s blood. The higher the sed rate the greater the inflammation. However, the sed rate can be high in many conditions ranging from infection to inflammation to tumors. The test is used, then, not for diagnosis, but to help determine how active the condition is.

Rheumatoid Factor

In RA, antibodies that collect in the synovium of the joint are known as rheumatoid factor. In about 80% of cases of RA, blood tests reveal rheumatoid factor. It can also show up in blood tests of people with other diseases. However, when it appears in patients with arthritic pain on both sides of the body, it is a strong indicator of type 2 RA. The presence of rheumatoid factor plus evidence of bone damage on x-rays also suggests a significant chance for progressive joint damage.

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