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What is noni juice used for? Does it help joints? Don't wanna take drugs for anything, makes my health worse.

What is noni juice used for? Does it help joints? Don't wanna take drugs for anything, makes my health worse.

Expensive Juice: Noni juice is a widely popular juice that is usually found in multilevel marketing plans and big box stores. Is it bad for you? Probably not. Is it worth the expense? Always question something that is priced to match the cost of a daily latte. Most of these juices promote the "anti-oxidant" idea. Nac and vitamin c will together provide your body with the building blocks for natural glutathion. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Are there any health concerns with being double/loose jointed?

Yes possibly: Patients with very lax or stretchy tissue are at increased risk of joint injury and soft tissue tears/injury. Also, it is highly recommended to work on antigravity and postural strengthening to prevent spine related problems as well. ...Read more

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What exactly is joint health and bone health?

What exactly is joint health and bone health?

See details: These are really not clinical or medical terms. It has been used to promote supplements often of little proven value. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of exercise on bones and joints?

What are the health effects of exercise on bones and joints?

It depends on the: Type of exercise. All exercise can lead to some element of "wear and tear" changes. But weight bearing exercise like walking or resistance training can also serve to improve or at least keep bone density stable. Yoga can serve to improve flexibility and joint position awareness. Swimming is great for those with arthritis and provides a great total body work out. ...Read more

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How does glucosamine affect joint health?

How does glucosamine affect joint health?

Normal compound: Glucosamine in the form of sulfate is found in the cartilage and synovial fluid of the joints it may be helpful to reduce the use of non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents.
Main application will be for the treatment of osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for joint inflamation?

What is the best medication for joint inflamation?

No best drug: There is no ideal drug. Aspirin is the cheapest and oldest drug for joint inflammation. Other drugs that also may work are ibuprofen (motrin, advil, etc) and naproxen (aleve). Generic drugs work as well as the brand names and are less expensive. ...Read more

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Are glucosamine blood levels associated with joint health?

Are glucosamine blood levels associated with joint health?

No: Glucosamine level has nothing to do with your joint health as glucosamine is not derived from the joints only. It is part of the connective tissue, so any connective tissue destruction will elevate it. It's not a recommended test to diagnose or evaluate arthritis. ...Read more

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Is there a way to inject medication into the gout joint to dissolve the crystals away?

Is there a way to inject medication into the gout joint to dissolve the crystals away?

Not at this time: Right now the only joint injectable medication will be a steroid injection to settle the inflammation down but in reality the crystals will not be disolved. ...Read more

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When I try and do light work outs all my joints click a lot and can causes discomfort this having an affect on trying to get back into shape. Can't take any medication what can I do about this?

When I try and do light work outs all my joints click a lot and can causes discomfort this having an affect on trying to get back into shape. Can't take any medication what can I do about this?

Should get checked: Being 23, osteoarthritis is not likely. Crackling of your joints including the neck/back/hands has not been shown to have any ill effect as long as it is not causing you any pain. In the young and active, crackling sounds in joints are quite common. If you have significant pain/stiffness that is adversely affecting your life/work/sleep etc...Consult your doc for an evaluation. Good luck ...Read more

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Can health supplements help for joint pain?

Can health supplements help for joint pain?

Most will not hurt..: Balanced diet and nutrition are important; supplements from reputable companies are safe. No clear relief in large numbers has been demonstrated. Try; see if it helps you over 30 days and then decide for yourself. ...Read more

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Are stiff joints caused by bipolar medication?

Are stiff joints caused by bipolar medication?

Please specify: Which medication you are referring to so that we can research this. ...Read more

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Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how joint sprain will affect my overall health.?

Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how joint sprain will affect my overall health.?

Sprain: First a sprain is an injury to a ligament. Sprains can be as simple as stretching a ligament to completely tearing the ligament. An iniital sprained ligament should be treated with rice. Once swelling resolves the joint may need some rehab consisting of exercises to strengthen the joint. If a joint is weak you are more susceptible to further injury. ...Read more

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What is TMJ (temporomandibular joint)? What kind of health probides handle TMJ disorders and what are the symptoms?

What is TMJ (temporomandibular joint)? What kind of health probides handle TMJ disorders and what are the symptoms?

TMJ\TMD: The term "tmj" stands for temporomandibular joint, and is the name of the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Many people suffer from tmd (temporomandibular dysfunction) which referes to a host of problems such as pain on opening\closing, joint noises, locking of the jaw, etc. General dentists, orthodontists, prosthodontists (and mfos) can treat this. A few specialize in this. ...Read more

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I was past doing handjob but I realize that its wrong. Now my joints are knocking, I hear my joints sound. How could I recover it for my good health.

I was past doing handjob but I realize that its wrong. Now my joints are knocking, I hear my joints sound. How could I recover it for my good health.

Misinformed?: Masturbation, which is done by every man and boy you know, is a common and healthy part of the human experience. There are no negative health consequences to this normal sexual activity. Your current physical symptoms are not in any way related to you having masturbated. ...Read more

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I have bi-lateral pars defects and am getting pain in my right si joint. The pain is worse when standing. None of my treatment / medication has helped?

I have bi-lateral pars defects and am getting pain in my right si joint. The pain is worse when standing. None of my treatment / medication has helped?

Varies: There are progressively more involved treatments that get more ipowerful, but also more involved based upon how much trouble you are having. The conservative things are living with it, activity modification, therapy, chiropractic, or medications; the more aggressive options are either injections or surgery if it is particularly bad. Don't hesitate to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating more cartilage (not in sharks) helps bone and joint health?

Is it true that eating more cartilage (not in sharks) helps bone and joint health?

Glucosamine: Glucosamine and chondroitin, two components of cartilage, are commonly used as supplements to help with bone and joint health. Although it has received a lot of popular acclaim, there has been little rigorous testing to see if it is effective. At best, it seems to be not harmful and might be helpful. Webmd has a pretty good article on the topic.
http://tinyurl. Com/htujoint. ...Read more

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I've noticed I have joint pain while taking Keflex. I have Fibro and UCTD. I feel ok, do I need to stop the medication?

I've noticed I have joint pain while taking Keflex. I have Fibro and UCTD. I feel ok, do I need to stop the medication?

Not yet: You need to speak with your doctor before making changes to your medications. That is Rule #1 in the stated constitutional standards for patients who want to be remembered by Santa Claus this holiday season. Check with prescribing doctor before changing medications NOT HealthTap doctors. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medications can cause joint pain in hands?

Ideas? What medications can cause joint pain in hands?

Variety: Almost any medication can cause some form of reaction. I would not hesitate to be seen and go through your medication lost to see if any changes need to be made. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for hand joint pain?

What is the best medication for hand joint pain?

Nsaiids: I have found most nsaids to be helpful for these problems
i would start with some advil (ibuprofen) or aleve
you might require a prescription nsaid
to get the best result with the least side
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What is the most recommended pain medication for hand joint pain?

Start with Tylenol (acetaminophen): Persistent pain should be checked out. Overuse of tylenol type medications (acetaminophen) can cause liver and kidney problems. The typical nsaid's like ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) and even occasional Aspirin can work, also. Bottom line is you need to find out what is causing the pain, so you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of joint pain pills taken with other medication?

What are some side effects of joint pain pills taken with other medication?

Which pills?: If you mean drugs like motrin, alleve, etc than GI bleeding can occur especially after long periods of therapy. If your other medications can cause a decrease in coagulation (blood clotting) adding a Motrin like drug can make the clotting time longer. Check with your physician or pharmacist. ...Read more

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I start having body pain and joint pain after I have something cold to drink or eat...Is that a health disorder.

I start having body pain and joint pain after I have something cold to drink or eat...Is that a health disorder.

Interesting: Other than an unusual cold induced reflex some people with fibromyalgia can experience musculoskeletal pain after eating certain foods or food of a certain temperature. Consult a rheumatologist if it continues. ...Read more

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I took some glucosamine to maximize my joint health though I did not need it. Could this be the cause of my bulging discs in my lower back?

I took some glucosamine to maximize my joint health though I did not need it. Could this be the cause of my bulging discs in my lower back?

Glucosamine: Glucosamine does not cause bulging disc. Disc bulging of the spine is usually secondary to a mechanical issue. A trial of physical therapy, and in some cases steroid injections may be helpful. I recommend seeing a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?

Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?

A rare side effect: You do't specify the medication - so all one can say is that some do have rare reports of joint pain. Some are actually being prescribed to relieve such pain - and it is not likely to make sense anytime soon. Trust yourself - if you are not able to justify the negative side effects for the help - ask Dr. To get you off that one. Either try another or rely on CBT therapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully recover from a shoulder dislocation without having an operation? If so, how? Would joint support medication help?

Is it possible to fully recover from a shoulder dislocation without having an operation? If so, how? Would joint support medication help?

Yes: You should be doing physical therapy to help regain range of motion and shoulder strength. A large percentage of people can go back to having normal shoulders after a one-time dislocation. Others continue to have dislocations despite appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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I have lupus flare more than 8 days now, I have itching and joint pain which is sometimes sever I take all my medications, should I be worried about?

I have lupus flare more than 8 days now, I have itching and joint pain which is sometimes sever I take all my medications, should I be worried about?

See below: You need to see your rheumatologist to make sure that it is just a simple flare as opposed to a sign of major organ involvement. ...Read more

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I have recently experienced pains in my hip and shoulder joints....never had this before and was wondering if it could be my cholestrol medication "Rhycol"....have recently changed to it. Could not find anywhere that this could be a side effect.....c?

I have recently experienced pains in my hip and shoulder joints....never had this before and was wondering if it could be my cholestrol medication "Rhycol"....have recently changed to it. Could not find anywhere that this could be a side effect.....c?

Rhycol: Is a plant sterol believed to lower Cholesterol. I have reviewed some studies and review of Rhycol and would not recommend it for my patients or family due inconclusive evidence of its effectiveness and not well described side effect profile. A court review in South Africa found the claims of its manufacturer as false advertising. I do not know your specific case. See a doctor to be sure ...Read more

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Is there any way to improve the joint pain of fibromyalgia without medication during pregnancy?

Is there any way to improve the joint pain of fibromyalgia without medication during pregnancy?

Hydrotherapy: Often the pain of fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] can be partially relieved by a hot bath or shower followed by sleeping for at least one hour. This is often the most effective treatment for the headache of fms. Be aware that a hot bath or shower can contribute to symptoms of lightheadedness so it is best to have the assistance of a family member or attendant during transfer from bath to bed. ...Read more

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What type of treatments are available for SI Joint problems without medication? Is this curable?

SI joint Dysfunction: My Osteopathic colleagues are quite adept at treating this problem. It tends to be recurrent, I am not sure that there is a cure, but I have seen some good results with proper exercises and lifting techniques. Seek the care of a DO one that still uses osteopathic manipulation or OMT. ...Read more

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I have cystic fibrosis but I'm wondering about trying a joint (weed) once. Will it effect my lungs/health?

I have cystic fibrosis but I'm wondering about trying a joint (weed) once. Will it effect my lungs/health?

Not a good idea: Depending on your specific disease situation smoking a joint once may or may not affect your lungs. Having CF often leads to lung inflammation and lung damage to start with. The last thing you want to do is exacerbate those by smoking (cigarettes or marijuana). ...Read more

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If side effect of a medication says joint pain, will it affect replaced joints? Both my knees have been replaced.

Shouldn't: Those joints are denervated, and the cartilage that would inflame and hurt has been removed.

-Other- joints may hurt, but not those that have been replaced. ...Read more

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What is it? I have painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication) (side: both) (quality: dull or achy, wakes you up at night, achy)

What is it? I have painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication) (side: both) (quality: dull or achy, wakes you up at night, achy)

This can not B-: -answered without a full history, hands on exam as well as lab test if [email protected] it behoves U 2 take action & B Cn by Ur PCP or internist. Referrals can B obtained if needed. ...Read more

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more