Facts And Causes Of Arthritis
Arthritis is a type of joint disease that causes pain and swelling around and inside the joints. Usually, it is classified as either rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage in between the joints wears down, which causes pain and inflammation and usually occurs inside the joints that are most frequently used, like the hands, spine, hips, and knees. An autoimmune dysfunction causes rheumatoid arthritis (RA), where the cartilage is destroyed by white blood cells. It is suggested by research that RA might be related to excessive acid levels in the body, stress, bacterial infections, or food allergies; however, it is not yet known what exactly causes RA.
Despite the fact that the term arthritis means joint inflammation, in the world of public health, it is widely used to describe over 100 rheumatic conditions and diseases that affect the joints as well as other connective tissues surrounding the joints. The location, severity, and pattern of the symptoms may vary; however, rheumatic conditions are typically characterized by stiffness and pain around one or several joints. These symptoms may develop suddenly or gradually, and the immune system and various internal organs might be affected by certain rheumatic conditions.
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