What is the difference between arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Not Medical Advice: Arthritis is defined as the inflammation of joint. It can be accompanied by pain, swelling and stiffness. It can happen as a result of infection, trauma or degenerative changes (aging process). There are more than 100 different types of arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term disease that causes inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. It can occur at any age, but is more common in middle age with women being more likely to get it than men. It usually affects both sides of the body equally. It often begins slowly and usually starts with minor pain and stiffness.
Can llamas help arthritis sufferers? They may have already. Antibodies in the llama immune system have helped to heal moderate to severe arthritis in a small clinical trial. The antibodies that proved effective have led to the creation of a new drug. It works by blocking a receptor that signals the inflammation and sore and swollen joints that characterize arthritis. Once the receptor is blocked, the symptoms ease.