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Do Japanese Garlic Tablets Treat Arthritis
It's possible!: If you ask most allopathic physicians, the answers will be no. I am an allopath too, but, being a japanese and possibly biased, i must say garlic in general with its compound called allicin does have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Garlic in my opinion is underrated. It can possibly help with symptoms of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I know of no-: -literature that supports that claim. Certainly would cause no harm to try it. ...Read more
Indometh for gout: While the combination of nsaids with Misoprostol can help relieve the inflammation caused by arthritis one should consult with their doctor about the best nsaid. This is because long term use of nsaid's also carry potential risks for renal, cardiac and GI issues. Cox 2 inhibitors have also been found effective for arthritis and now diclofenac which is an NSAID is available as a gel and a patc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Try to stay active. You may have to modify how you do things, but stay in shape. Find exercises that you can do without irritating the arthritic joints. Many folks with arthritis can exercise in the water (but you have to have access to a pool). Many facilities have classes and groups for arthritis sufferers. Your primary provider can help you find the best medications for your situation. ...Read more
See details: I assume you mean rheumatoid arthritis even though there are numerous types of arthritis that can cause joint damage. The basic treatment is to use meds that can place the disease in remission and help to prevent progression or damage. One usually starts with Methotrexate and then if necessary add a biologic agent such as enbrel, humira, remicade, (infliximab) etc. ...Read more
Manage: Generally you can manage arthritis rather than "cure" it. If it is isolated to a joint & severe enough, a joint replacement could cure it if that joint is replacable. Some joints can also be fused. If it is a generalized problem you first need to identify what the arthritis is: rheumatoid, osteoarthritis etc. If osteoarthritis, weight control, smoking cessation &exercise are important ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sweetsop & arthritis: There are many plant based remedies for joint pain including the popular Turmeric + black pepper. My quick research did not give a distinct mechanism of why Sweetsop has beneficial effects in lessening pain. We know for example, a lot about Turmeric and how it achieves therapy. Research in plants and medicine can take a long time! Sweetsop is wonderful to eat though! ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how it is affecting you. In general, staying physically active (aerobic exercise at least 30 min 3 times a week), strengthen the core muscles (low back and tummy muscles). Stretching, heat, cold, over the counter pain relievers can also help. When they do not, see your primary provider. Seeing a spinal specialist may be helpful. ...Read more
Depends: If you are overweight, the best means of reducing stress on your joints is weight loss. For painful arthrits of the knee for every pound you are overweight you induce anywhere from 4-7 pounds of added force thru your knee depending on activity such as stair climbing. Put down the cheeseburger and choose something healthy. You can't change genetics which probably is the most important factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why won't my dr tell me what kind of arthritis i have? Have had all kinds of test, never received a diagnosis. Don't make since, not being treated.
See your doctor.: A rheumatology referral may be necessary, but a nsaid, with sulfasalazine and Methotrexate given once weekly are my first treatments. The biologics work (enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) remicade) work, but are quite expensive, not generic, require prior authorization, and almost always require prior Methotrexate therapy. Leflunomide, azothioprine, and Cyclosporine are options, given by someone in rheumatology! ...Read more
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