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What foods are bad for arthritis?

What foods are bad for arthritis?

High protein: If you are suffering painful arthritis as a result of gout, you should avoid foods that are high in protein. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Does food affect arthritis?

Does food affect arthritis?

Depends on type: 150 types of arthritis. Gout is affected by diet (prot., purines, alcohol); rheumatoid maybe modestly affected by amt and type of fat intake. High fat and omega 6 (land fats) can increase body's chemical mediators of inflammation; lower fat and omega 3 (marine oils) lower them. Flax/walnuts nahclinical effect? Maybe; couldn't hurt. Doesn't take the place of meds. Cherries don't stop gout attacks. ...Read more

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Can bad arthritis clear up by itself?

Can bad arthritis clear up by itself?

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

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Can you suggest foods and stretches for arthritis?

Can you suggest foods and stretches for arthritis?

See details: Diet has little value. Stretches depend of the type of arthritis, the joints involved and the severity of the involvement. ...Read more

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What foods should be avoided if you have arthritis?

What foods should be avoided if you have arthritis?

None : This is an intersting question. Althoug the official answer is none, there are studies where people are given capsules of certain foods which they said made their arthritis worse. This was blinded study which means the people did not know what was in the various capsules they were tested for. The only substance that did flare the arthritis was in some who claimed they were allergic to milk. ...Read more

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Can you recommend foods and stretches for arthritis?

Where is it?: Stretches depend on the location of the arthritis. For the knee - abductors, hamstrings, quad, and gastroc stretches work well A healthy diet that will help in getting you to your ideal body weight will also be very helpful ...Read more

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What are some good foods and stretches for arthritis?

What are some good foods and stretches for arthritis?

Not enough info: No foods are all that valuable for arthritis. Stretches depend on the type of arthritis, the areas involved and the severity of the involvement. ...Read more

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What are the food which cure the rhumethoid arthritis?

What are the food which cure the rhumethoid arthritis?

Not only is there no: food that cures it there is no medicine that cures it, only keeps it under control. get in 2 see a rheumatologist 4 eval. ...Read more

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How bad does my arthritis have to get before I can get disability?

How bad does my arthritis have to get before I can get disability?

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

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What are the foods that should be avoided by people with arthritis?

Arthrits: Here is a link to a very detailed report on what the research shows about diet and arthritis http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/features/arthritis-diet-claims-fact-fiction#1 In general, oil yourself from the inside out w/a good anti-inflammatory such as HIGH QUALITY marine fish oil, coconut oil, or olive oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have arthritis for 4 years. Every years is getting bad. What can I do?

I have arthritis for 4 years. Every years is getting bad. What can I do?

Type of arthritis: There are over 150 types of arthritis. You need to have yours defined. You physician can help you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foods should I avoid to keep arthritis from flaring up?

Can you tell me which foods should I avoid to keep arthritis from flaring up?

Only those that you-: Only those foods that you are allergic to. No one has shown that without food allergies, any specific food exacerbates arthritis! ...Read more

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What are the foods an arthritis patients should and should not take?

What are the foods an arthritis patients should and should not take?

Unproven: While dietary changes and nutritional supplements are very popular, their usefulness has not been convincingly proven. ...Read more

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What foods help arthritis pain?

What foods help arthritis pain?

Foods for Arthritis: Cauliflower contains several anti-inflammatory nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and vitamin k. Vitamin k helps regulates the inflammatory response, and omega-3 fatty acids is a type of fat believed to have anti-inflammatory abilities. Cauliflower also contains selenium, a substance that helps strengthen the immune system, and indole-3-carbinol, a molecule to prevent inflammation. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help against arthritis pain?

Please suggest what foods help against arthritis pain?

None: Many diets have been postulated as therapies for arthritis, but long term studies have failed to substantiate any benefit from them. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more