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Is Neurontin An Anti Inflammatory
Is Neurontin (gabapentin) an anti-inflammatory? I've been using it for sciatica and it seems to be helping
Foods anti-inflamm: The right balance of omega-3 fish oils or choices in vegetables, like flax seed oil, is anti-inflammatory by changing membrane prostaglandin signaling. Turmeric, green tea, small berries with least sweetness, and many foods that are anti-oxidant also have anti-inflamm action. Eat color. Kelp, certain mushrooms, and in general a diet with healthy fat and leaner protein with less refined cho. ...Read more
For what in what way: In general, inflamation refers to the activity of antibody proteins & white blood cells. Digestion is a process of breaking large molecules into small fragments so as to prevent intact absorption & minimize ability of food to alter our internal control signaling. Thus most seem to have little impact. However, high sugar foods commonly worsen lipoproteins & LDL drives artery disease; best avoid. ...Read more
Depends on indicatio: It depends what the indications are and what you are treating. But as a general rule in my opinion different preparations of corticosteroids are the most effective anti-infkammatory drugs and can be used in different doses for different conditions, and have to be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more
Certain preparations: Gold by itself is not anti-inflammatory. Gold preparations such as gold sodium thiomalate and aurothioglucose were used for almost 75 years to treat rheumatoid arthritis, often with major benefit but also some pretty serious side effects. They have been replaced by safer and more effective drugs available today. ...Read more
More research needed: There is some scientific evidence that some compounds in carrots (and in other plants) fight inflammation in the laboratory. There is a study that suggests purple carrots fight inflammation in rats. It is a long way from the test tube to the tummy, though. Too, humans are not rates (usually). There is a small study in 16 males, with the extracts from purple carrots, but there was no effect. ...Read more
Speak to your doctor: The answer depends on what you are being treated for. Is it the disease or the drug that is causing the issue. Only your doctor can really answer that. ...Read more
Unproven: Tumeric is thought to have antioxidant properties which may decrease inflammation. It might be helpful as an adjunct treatment but not as a primary treatment. Always discuss with your physician before starting any supplements or over the counter medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes depends: Depending on the dosage and duration it can affect........ Take and healing. ...Read more
How long is is safe to take anti-inflammatory drugs for ongoing pain and tension in neck and shoulders?
I have bursitus of the rt hip. Very painful at noc. Anti inflammatory med. Only minor help. What nextt?
Cortisone: Injection on bursa or pt may help. ...Read more
I have been prescribed anti inflammatory tablets for tension headaches. Is there anuthing else that could help?
Yes: There are a number of non-medication options. Acupuncture is very effective for tension headaches. Correct posture ; ergonomics is important as is stress reduction. Alk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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