Arthritis is a disease that manifests itself through extreme sensitivity and swelling in the body’s joints. One of the types of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis in which the immune system attacks the joints directly, through the lining of the joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that, if not taken care of, can get worse over time.
Having a highly overweight body seriously damages the joints, since they have to make an extra effort to function. The most damaged joints are those of the spine, knees and hips.