There are more than 100 kinds of clinical conditions that can lead to joint inflammation and pain, of which osteoarthritis has the highest incidence.
With a growing aging population, the incidence rate of arthritis is getting higher. Arthritis has become the second most common cause of loss of work ability for people over 50 years of age, following heart disease. Changes of temperature and humidity can easily induce and aggravate the symptoms of arthritis.
In China, many patients in the early stage of arthritis do not go to hospital for formal treatment.
The medical consultation rate of osteoarthritis patients in China is only 50%; a large number of patients blindly turn to health care products in the early stage of the disease.
According to statistics, 40% - 50% of the elderly (over 60 years old) in China consume health care products, a large proportion of which is related to two major symptoms of arthritis: joint pain and joint movement disorder.
Some patients mistakenly believe that health care products have therapeutic effects on arthritis without toxic and side effects.
At present, there is a lack of relevant clinical trials on the efficacy of health care products on arthritis, and there is no research data to prove whether health care products are more effective than placebos.
We should also pay attention to the safety and efficacy of the chemical components of health care products. For example, health care products with selenium as the main component are mainly aimed at arthritis caused by Kashin-Beck disease and have no effect on other types of arthritis.