Different than Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body attacks the membrane surrounding your joints, causing inflammation. This inflammation can cause severe joint damage if left untreated.
Rheumatoid arthritis is different than Osteoarthritis principally in that it’s systemic – i.e. it affects the whole body and not just the joints. This can mean issues with your heart, lungs, or eyes.
When it comes to joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis, the membrane, known as the synovial membrane, that protects your joints becomes inflamed. This may then result in joint degeneration. Often, nodules are formed around joints as a result of extreme swelling and inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis damages your joints, cartilage, and nearby bone over time.
Rheumatoid arthritis can get progressively worse over time or in bouts or flareups. The condition results in joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and inflammation in other parts of the body. This can also result in a feeling of tiredness and lack of wellness. Rheumatoid arthritis must be assessed and diagnosed by your doctor. Iodex products are not indicated for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.