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Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


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What are some anti inflammatory foods?

What are some anti inflammatory foods?

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

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Which herbs have anti-inflammatory properties?

Tumeric............: Tumeric high in curcuminoids is the highest on my list. ...Read more

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Are there any effective anti-inflammatory foods?

Are there any effective anti-inflammatory foods?

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

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Which is the preferred anti-inflammatory medicine that there is?

Which is the preferred anti-inflammatory medicine that there is?

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

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Is gold an anti-inflammatory?

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

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Is carrot juice anti inflammatory?

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

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How many days should I take my anti-inflammatory eyedrops "lotemax"?

How many days should I take my anti-inflammatory eyedrops "lotemax"?

Package directions: Directions for dosage should be clearly marked on prescription package. Are the drops for an eye problem, or did you have eye surgery? Usual dose is 1 - 2 drops four times a day. Contact the prescribing doc for how long you should use them. ...Read more

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How do I wean off anti inflammatory end? They are causing leukopenia

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

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Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

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 more

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Is it ok to take an allergy medicine while taking an anti inflammatory medicine?

Is it ok to take an allergy medicine while taking an anti inflammatory medicine?

Yes: Typical allergy medications like antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays, and decongestants are fine to take with anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, naproxen, and the like. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed anti inflammatory tablets for tension headaches. Is there anuthing else that could help?

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 more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more