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Doctor insights on: Diet For Inflammation Of The Joints

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

What’s the effect of rheumatoid arthritis on the heart and vessels?

Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more

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A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?

A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?

Carrier state?: That is a low viral load (if it is measured in copies/ml). You may be in a carrier state - your doctor will have to decide that. You will then need to be followed closely and may not need any meds right now.. In the meantime, eat healthy, avoid excessive alcohol/acetaminophen intake. ...Read more

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Treatment for inflammation of the thyroid?

Treatment for inflammation of the thyroid?

Maybe nothing : Autoimmune thyroiditis doesn't require treatment unless the thyroid is either over or under active. Acute thyroiditis which can cause fever and be painful because of bacterial infection is treated. It is uncommon, however. Patients with autoimmune thyroiditis are routinely monitored to follow thyroid function. ...Read more

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Will collagen help or stop the progression of facet joint arthritis in the lower back?

Will collagen help or stop the progression of facet joint arthritis in the lower back?

Not collagen: Collagen will not help facet joint arthritis. Lessening the load on the back by keeping weight in the normal range and by good posture (Yoga, exercise) may slow the progression of facet joint degeneration. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate form of relief for arthritic/aching weight bearing joints?

What is the most appropriate form of relief for arthritic/aching weight bearing joints?

Arthritis: As far as medication is concerned, nsaids (over the counter and prescription) and tylenol (acetaminophen) are commonly used. Talk to your doctor to make sure you can tolerate these medications. Low impact exercise such as swimming, biking, and elliptical use can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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How effective is mobic (meloxicam) in reducing swelling of the knee joint that causes pain in ostoarthritis?

How effective is mobic (meloxicam) in reducing swelling of the knee joint that causes pain in ostoarthritis?

Not much: While we often give "antiinflammatories" like candy to control pain and inflammation, the medications have only a very small affect on swelling. The majority of the benefits of the antiinflammatories are the pain-relieving aspects. They also have almost no affect on swelling inside the knee from osteoarthritis. Most of the fluid occurs from mechanical wear or bleeding within the joint. ...Read more

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What can cause pain and inflammation of the tendons of the neck?

What can cause pain and inflammation of the tendons of the neck?

Many possibilities: Stress, heavy lifting, improper spinal alignment, poor sleep, and several other rheumatologic conditions can cause this. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis of the back and arthritis of tons of joints, is this related to fibromyalgia?

No: Fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by a neurochemical deficit in the brain (low brain chemicals). This manifests itself as muscle pains but is in fact caused by low levels of brain transmitters. Osteoarthritis occurs within the joints as a result of inflammation. ...Read more

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In your expert opinion, what's the role of diet in both the cause and prevention of chronic disease?

In your expert opinion, what's the role of diet in both the cause and prevention of chronic disease?

Diet: Hippocrates said: let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine. This is still true today, complicated by gmo foods and soil nutrient depletion. Eating right is one of the pillars of health and wellness. ...Read more

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What are good remedies for arthritis in the back of the knee?

What are good remedies for arthritis in the back of the knee?

Get knee evaluated: If the knee pain is significant and has been present for a while you should really have it x rayed and evaluated if you have not done so already. At age 32, i would not self treat but would determine the cause. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid in the shoulder joint and fatty intrusions in the muscles?

What are the causes of fluid in the shoulder joint and fatty intrusions in the muscles?

Chronic injury: A chronic rotator cuff injury can cause this. If the rotator cuff muscles are not being used they wither and become fatty. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for arthritis of the joint at the base of the thumb?

What's the best treatment for arthritis of the joint at the base of the thumb?

Short Popp ensplint: Antiinflatory medication such as Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen will help along with a splint or brace. Look for a "cool comfort neoprene support" . Cortisone injection can help a bad flare but does not influence the long term outcome. ...Read more

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Dr says that stress and tension can cause inflammation of the tendons/muscles of the neck, and as a result, the lymph nodes can swell slightly -1cm?

Any inflammation : Could cause enlargement of lymph nodes. If they are less than 1 cm in size, they are almost always not "pathologic" meaning it is very unlikely they harbor disease such as infection or malignancy. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more