Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid arthritis?



Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by causing chronic inflammation of the joints, which causes progressive destruction with varying degrees of deformity and functional disability.

It can cause extra damage articular bone linkage tendons, muscles and sometimes other organs like eyes, lungs, heart, skin and vessels.


The prevalence in the population is 10 one can have the disease.

The gender ratio is 3 women for 1 man.

It usually begins between 30-50 years.


Its cause remains unknown.

There is evidence that can develop from infectious or viral causes.

However, the decrease in estrogen that influences the T lymphocytes, producing proteins decrease their action against himself what a disease autoimmunity.


According to the American College of Rheumatology, the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is established when present 4 of the 7 criteria for at least 6 weeks.

These are the 7 criteria:

Morning stiffness.
Arthritis in 3 or more joints.
Arthritis in the joints of the hand.
symmetrical arthritis.
rheumatoid nodules.
radiographic changes of rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid factor.


There are 4 lines of treatment:

1. Destined to reduce symptoms (anti-inflammatory and analgesic).

Ozone by blood or joint track meets those two conditions, it is anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

2. Modification of the disease: (immunoregulatory).

It is another aspect that fully complies ozone acts as productive activation of immune cells.

3. Control of biological mediators that cause inflammation (cytokines) these substances are produced in an exaggerated expression.

Ozone action decreases inflammatory products (cytokines) enabling the regulation of the following symptoms, improves physical function to the patient.

4. Therapy mechanics.

Through infrared light and blue laser, joints therapy, ultrasound and ozone together.

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