Apprentice hopeful Shama Amin, 41, quits the show due to arthritis

Shock: Apprentice hopeful Shama Amin has quit the show due to her rheumatoid arthritis pain

Apprentice hopeful Shama Amin has quit the show due to the pain of her rheumatoid arthritis.

In scenes that air on this week’s episode, Lord Alan, a 41-year-old businessman, tells Sugar that he has made the ‘difficult decision to abandon the procedure’ because the physical demands have become too much with his condition.

Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system turns on the body and attacks the cells that line the joints. The condition often strikes in the teens or 20s, may be linked to genetics and is more common in women than men.

Shama, who lives in Bradford and owns her own nursery, says on the episode: ‘Mentally, I was strong enough to move on. But my body was not letting me move on. So I had no choice but to take such a difficult decision.

Shock: Apprentice hopeful Shama Amin has quit the show due to her rheumatoid arthritis pain

Shock: Apprentice hopeful Shama Amin has quit the show due to her rheumatoid arthritis pain

Talking to the businessman, she says: ‘I would like to say something, Lord Sugar if it is okay. I am suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis…

‘For medical reasons, because the procedure is so physically demanding, I have had to make a difficult decision to skip the procedure, despite all the efforts the entire team has put in to support me.’

Lord Allen replied: ‘Well sir, I am very sorry to hear this. I wish you and your family a bright future.

Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system turns on the body and attacks the cells that line the joints. Why this happens is not clear, but some evidence suggests that even a minor infection can impair the immune system.

Conflict: In scenes that air on this week's episode, Lord Alan, a 41-year-old businessman, tells Sugar that he has made the 'difficult decision to abandon the process' because the physical demands have become too much with his condition.

Conflict: In scenes that air on this week’s episode, Lord Alan, a 41-year-old businessman, tells Sugar that he has made the ‘difficult decision to abandon the process’ because the physical demands have become too much with his condition.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Chronic chronic illness that is incurable

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects around 400,000 people in the UK

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects around 400,000 people in the UK

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects about 400,000 people in the UK and about 1.3 million adults in the US.

Women are three times more likely to develop the condition than men. People with a family history of rheumatoid arthritis are also more vulnerable.

It is a long-term disease in which the immune system causes the body to attack itself, causing pain, swelling, and joint stiffness.

RA, the second most common form of arthritis that often begins between the ages of 40 and 50, strikes the hands, wrists, and knees.

Scientists are currently uncertain about the exact cause of RA, but those who smoke, eat a lot of red meat, and drink coffee are at higher risk.

A cure has not yet been found, but treatments are available and have been proven to help slow the progressive condition.

Patients can manage their sore symptoms with over-the-counter medications that fight inflammation, such as aspirin.

But some will need to have the joints replaced to find relief from their pain. Exercise is recommended as it can help take care of the joints.

Moving on: Talking to the businessman, she says: 'I'd just like to say something, Lord Sugar if that's okay.  I am suffering from a condition called Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Moving on: Talking to the businessman, she says: ‘I’d just like to say something, Lord Sugar if that’s okay. I am suffering from a condition called Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The condition often affects patients in their teens or 20s, and there appears to be a genetic element with the disease running in families. Women are also more likely to have it.

Before entering the show, Shama elaborated about her busy life with five kids at home along with running a children’s day nursery.

She revealed that she was ready to prove that she had the ‘skills needed to become one of the best, successful business women in the field in her early years’.

Speaking ahead of her debut on the show earlier this month, Shama said: ‘Being a woman of colour, as well as wearing scarves and the challenges that we face on a daily basis, I just I want to be a living example for Asian women. out there’.

Tough Verdict: Shama told that the challenges of physical stress were too much

Tough Verdict: Shama told that the challenges of physical stress were too much

Indulge: Shama's departure will leave her £17 million, eight-bedroom mansion where she has nine bathrooms, access to a swimming pool, gym and cinema

Indulge: Shama’s departure will leave her £17 million, eight-bedroom mansion where she has nine bathrooms, access to a swimming pool, gym and cinema

She described herself as loyal, determined and outspoken and said she was ready to prove that she had ‘the skills needed to be one of the best, successful business women in the field in her early years’.

She will go away with Shama’s departure The £17 million, eight-bedroom mansion where he has access to nine bathrooms, a swimming pool, gym and cinema.

Candidates competing for Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment this year have the luxury of staying at Huxley House on London’s Bishops Avenue – also known as Billionaires Row.

With amenities including an extensive spa, sauna, Jacuzzi, as well as an entertainment suite with cinema, bar and games room, business candidates have plenty of ways to unwind after stressful meetings in the boardroom.

Grand: Candidates competing for Lord Sugar's £250 line

Grand: Candidates competing for Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment this year have the luxury of living at Huxley House on London’s Bishops Avenue – also known as Billionaires Row.

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