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Are Tomatoes Bad For Arthritis Sufferers
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Glycoalkaloids.: According to a study conducted in 1993 by childers, eating nightshade foods (tomatoes) results in "a buildup of cholinesterase inhibiting glycoalkaloids and may cause inflammation, muscle spasms, pain, and stiffness." the less cholinesterase the body produces as it ages, the less agile the body will be. Therefore, anything that additionally inhibits cholinersterase will add to joint deterioration. ...Read more
What to do if I have rheumitoid arthritis and some people say that it can kill you and how bad can it really get?
Don't be afraid: In this day and age it is very uncommon to die from a complication of rheumatoid arthritis and getting less and less common to have the serious deformities. Current treatment in the hands of a Rheumatologist versed in the current drugs used is critical to the patient and he can help you manage the disease and the fears some may tell you about ...Read more
No: Osteoarthritis is the wear and tear type of arthritis that usually involves loss of cartilage and possibly bone. This will not go away on its own. In fact, not many treatments make it better besides controlling pain and ultimately surgery for joint replacement if bad enough. Inflammatory/autoimmune arthritis also does not resolve on its own. Needs treatments with meds that control the immune attack. ...Read more
Disability: This really depends on a variety of factors. You will definitely need to see the disability doctor and you may be asked to get an fce. Disability is tough to get in the current anvironment of deficit spending and a government that spend more than it has. ...Read more
Is it bad to go out in the cold after taking a hot shower? Why do some people say i'll get arthritis?
Change in pressure: Arthritis pain can get worse when there is a change in weather, sometimes called "weather ache". This is because an arthritic joint is inflamed and has more fluid in. This makes the joint more sensitive to a change in the barometric pressure. If the barometer is falling, it leads to pain and "weather ache". ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more
Depends on cause.:
But you need a standing pelvis x-ray to make sure the joint is not worn. If not, I will inject the hip, place the patient on nsaids and exercises.
But make sure it is hip pain. Hip pain is not in the buttock area but in the groin and can go down the anterio-lateral aspect of the thigh to just above the knee. If not there, it is not hip. My patients more often than not do not have "hip" pain! ...Read more
How does magnetic arthritis jewelry work, and how can you tell the difference between good and bad quality beads?
They don't work: There is no difference, it's all "magic beans." if they worked, would doctors sell them too, so that they could make more money? ...Read more
My shoulder has been hurting really bad. I dobt have full rotation and it hurts to raise it. Could it be bursitus or arthritis?
I disagree!: While r aw oysters may carry certain viruses, most are carefully monitored. Cooked oyesters do not have this issue. Oysters contain more zinc than any other food, and zinc is the most important mineral for a strong immune syndrome. It has been shown that zinc helps ra, but several invesitgators, including peter simpkin, md at the university of washington. The 3-omegas help, too! ...Read more
Top of my hands have been hurting badly for about a week, I am 39...Could this be arthritis or fribromyaligia?
I've got a bad habit of cracking my knuckles and people tell me if I don't stop i'll get arthritis. Is that true?
Is there a study showing that non-smokers have a higher chance developing bad cataracts, glaucoma, and potential arthritis?
I've had really bad wrist pain for almost 2 years now and it seems to be getting worse how do I know if it cts or arthritis?
I have more than one question. My first question is I'm having really bad knee problems. Could it be arthritis bc it's painful.
See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. ...Read more
I can't write more then a paragraph without my hands hurting badly I'm too young to have arthritis but could I possibly have it?
I have rheumatoid arthritis and live in Ky. I have the opp to move to FL. Would that help my RA symptoms where it hurts so bad in the winter months?
RA: Yes definitely. But not all patients get this benefit. I would suggest that you try this in the winter months and see if you get benefit. Also Sea water pool also helps. None of this is based on science - but on numerous patient reports. ...Read more
Both hips hurt extremely bad at night especially when I'm laying on them. It gets so bad at times it's hard to roll over. Can it be arthritis maybe!?
Probably not: Those who like to use marijuana for medical purposes say marijuana has pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing properties. They say mj is useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis. However, it is unknown whether or not mj is less effective or has worse side effects than the currently available legal prescription and over-the-counter medicines; which have known purities, ingredients, and effects. ...Read more
Could be: Could be if unmanaged. Stay on top of management and medication suggestions by your specialist. ...Read more