The prevalence of arthritis is increasing around the world. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is one of the most common types of arthritis affecting the joints of the body. It is a chronic inflammatory condition that particularly impacts the hands and feet of patients. However, compared to other types of arthritis, RA is an autoimmune condition. Another distinguishing factor of RA from other types of arthritis is that it generally affects both sides of the body. For example, if your arms or legs are affected on the right side, then the same joints on the left side of your body are also highly likely to be affected. There is no cure for RA and individuals have to focus on managing their symptoms. Recently, several studies have shown that surprisingly, the venom of a scorpion can provide relief from RA. Not only does the venom reduce the severity of the disease, but there are no associated side effects of the venom as compared to other treatments. So can scorpion venom really help treat rheumatoid arthritis? Let's find out.
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