Rheumatoid arthritis: How Ozone can help
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory, multisystem autoimmune disorder. It is commonly polyarticular; that is, it affects many joints. Inflammation, soft tissue swelling, and the involvement of multiple joints are common signs and symptoms that distinguish rheumatoid and other inflammatory arthritis from non-inflammatory arthritis such as osteoarthritis.
The joints are usually affected initially asymmetrically and then in a symmetrical fashion as the disease progresses. The pain generally improves with use of the affected joints, and there is usually stiffness of all joints in the morning that lasts over one hour. Thus, the pain of rheumatoid arthritis is usually worse in the morning compared to the classic pain of osteoarthritis where the pain worsens over the day as the joints are used. Extra-articular manifestations also distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from osteoarthritis (hence it is a multisystemic disease). For example, most RA patients also suffer with anemia, either as a consequence of the disease itself (anaemia of chronic disease) or as a consequence of gastro- intestinal bleeding as a side effect of drugs used in treatment, especially NSAIDs used for analgesia. Hepatosplenomegaly may occur with concurrent leukopaenia (Felty’s syndrome), and lymphocytic infiltration may affect the salivary and lacrimal glands (Sjögren’s syndrome). Pericarditis, pleurisy, alveolitis, scleritis, and subcutaneous nodules are other features.
Ozone Therapy can help with rheumatoid arthritis as ozone can fight inflammation, reduce pain, decrease swelling, breaks up uric acid, enhance calcium uptake and ozone speeds up recovery of damaged tissues.
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