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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

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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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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Checklist)

Communicate with physician if breakthrough flares occur to adjust meds
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Learn to differentiate osteoarthritis pain from rheumatoid flare
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Take medications as prescribed and keep active
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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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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
daily
Contact doctor immediately for any medication side effects
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Stay active walking, biking or swimming
5x week
Eat a healthy diet
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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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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Checklist)

Rest when you are tired,R.A. causes fatigue.
every 4-6 hours
Relieve pain with heat; Soaking hand joints in wax baths,warm shower
3x week
Exercise can maintain and improve quality of life
5x week
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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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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more

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