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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Do the tommy copper products being sold for arthritis work?

Do the tommy copper products being sold for arthritis work?

No: The overall answer is no. There are no simple treatments for arthritis like a copper bracelet. However, will you find people who swear their arthritis is gone after using such treatment? Yes u will. All i can say is they most likely did not have arthritis to start. Arthritis can be treated well but it is a lifelong treatment just like diabetes and high blood pressure for example. ...Read more

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Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more


Dr. Ali Saberi
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Does copper, magnetic, or Phiten brand jewelry and or braces really work for pain such as arthritis?

Does copper, magnetic, or Phiten brand jewelry and or braces really work for pain such as arthritis?

Yes: data suggests it does. Part of it by helping circulation and calm inflammation down. But exact mechanisms are not well understood. Know this though, we are made if magnetic energy, and whole body responds to energy including Magnetic energy, in a more positive context at lower steady influences. Copper and hematite tend to have some of the most positive effects. Finally, if u believe it, it will! ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

No: No scientific evidence prove today of the effeteness of the metal bracelet for arthritis pain. Mostly placebo effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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How does copper treat rheumatoid arthritis?

How does copper treat rheumatoid arthritis?

No: Some people have reported feeling better overall if they wear copper jewelry but there is no evidence that copper has any effect on the course or treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Shana Weiss
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
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What food supplement products work best for the treatment of osteo-arthritis and fibromyalgia?

What food supplement products work best for the treatment of osteo-arthritis and fibromyalgia?

A few: Most supplements have poor evidence for efficacy in pain states. That stated, Alpha lipoic acid, acetylcarnitine, and fish oil have some evidence that they help for neuropathic pain, specifically diabetic neuropathy. Perhaps 1/5 of my patients who try this decide to stay on the supplements because they are beneficial. ...Read more

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Dr. Andras Perl
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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I have about gin soaked raisans. If they work, how long do you soak and how many do you eat to ease arthritis?

I have about gin soaked raisans. If they work, how long do you soak and how many do you eat to ease arthritis?

No real studies: The idea of eating gin-soaked raisins to help arthritis pain has been around for ~30 years. It's in the realm of folk remedies, with no testing in the controlled double blind study approach conventional medicine uses. You'd be doing your own personal experiment by trying this, but here's some info: http://tinyurl.Com/n8wocra if it gives better results than oxycodone & percocet, do let us know. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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What to if I am ill will arthritis, should my husband and I have equal work loads?

What to if I am ill will arthritis, should my husband and I have equal work loads?

Probably not: That is up to both of you. You need to sit down with your husband and explain if your pain prohibits you from doing certain things. Hopefully, he will understand how you feel and be willing to take on a greater percentage of the work. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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How long does it take for the arthritis diet to work?

How long does it take for the arthritis diet to work?

Be careful : Eat a healthy, well balanced diet and stay close to your ideal body weight so affected joints have less extra weight to carry around. Get plenty of rest and exercise and decrease stress be aware that many supplements interfere with or enhance effects of medications you're already taking. For example, a number of supplements increase the effects of blood-thinning medications. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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