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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Use Copper Bracelet When You Have Osteoarthritis

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Is it safe to use copper bracelet when you have osteoarthritis?

Is it safe to use copper bracelet when you have osteoarthritis?

Sure: The exact mechanism isn't known, but some people report significant relief with alternative medicien therapies- the copper bracelet should be safe, and if it works, is safer than medications or surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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For 57+ F is consumption of Zedfit (collagen peptide) safe for long term ? How much real benefit does it have for osteoarthritis treatment ?

For 57+ F is consumption of Zedfit (collagen peptide) safe for long term ? How much real benefit does it have for osteoarthritis treatment ?

No proven benefit: Here in the States, we're allowed to sell dietary supplements w/o 1st proving either safety or benefit, which is different from medications (both prescription & over-the-counter) where we have to prove both before marketing. With that in mind, there's no proof of safety in consuming collagen peptide nor of benefit for osteoarthritis. It doesn't mean it's not safe or doesn't work. Just no proof. ...Read more

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Can I take Prilosec omeprazole for life time? Is it safe to take it since am taking 2000 mg daily of naproxen for OSTEOARTHRITIS ?

Can I take Prilosec omeprazole for life time? Is it safe to take it since am taking 2000 mg daily of naproxen for OSTEOARTHRITIS ?

Yes and no!: First, Naproxen 2000 mg per day is a stiff dose for your gut! The FDA does not approve dosage! Maybe this portrays why your "gut" is hurting. There are numerous long term side effects of proton pump blockers, such as you are on. One is a type of habituation, since the longer taken, the harder to get off the omeprazole. Numerous nutritional concerns exist. Generic Arthrotec and Celebrex (celecoxib) exist! ...Read more

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Is it safe a chronic use of ppi as prophylactic for nsaids induced ulcer for patients taking nsaids for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis pain ?

Is it safe a chronic use of ppi as prophylactic for nsaids induced ulcer for patients taking nsaids for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis pain ?

Great idea: Recent study: "proton pump inhibitors decrease the risk of bleeding ulcers in high-risk NSAID or Aspirin users with very recent ulcer bleeding by approximately 75–85%., recent head-to-head randomized comparison of two preventive strategies (proton pump inhibitor plus non-selective NSAID vs. Cox-2-specific inhibitor)". Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a diagnosis for osteoarthritis?

See details: See a doctor and have x rays done. It is a relatively easy diagnosis to make. ...Read more

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Is it common to have osteoarthritis at 33 without having an accident?

Can occur: Osteoarthritis (oa) can occur without being involved in an accident. Most commonly, oa occurs from over use of the joint. This is common in those who are active in sports or similar activities. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of osteoarthritis at an age of 36?

Can you please list the common causes of osteoarthritis at an age of 36?

See below: Trauma, obesity, and certain genetic factors can increase one's susceptibility for osteoarthritis at an early age. ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis curable?

No: Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the actual joint surface which in general is a non-eversible event. Exciting fast pace research is being conducted around the word in an attempt to discover the causes of joint degeneration and find ways to grow new cartilage. That research is in its' infancy and widespread clinical use of this research is years, or decades away. ...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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