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Joint Pain Tart Cherry Juice
First, there is some: evidence that tart/sour cherries are helpful anti-oxidants...most fruits and vegetables are and I'm not sure tart cherries are that much better. Claims of pain relief and sleeping aid are unproven but have been reported. Most people will compare the "number of cherry equivalents" in juice vs capsules and factor in whether they like the taste of the juice. A wide selection of fruits/veggies is best ...Read more
I take 10 mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) daily and would like to begin drinking 6-8 oz tart cherry juice daily. Are there any problems with Lipitor (atorvastatin) and tart cherry juice?
None that I'm : Aware of but check with your pharmacist, to b sure. ...Read more
Drank 8 oz glass of tart cherry juice last night. Slept well. Today very dizzy when sitting up and even trying to walk. Also have bppv. Help.
Your symptoms could: Be related to your benign positional vertigo which can cause extreme dizziness and make walking difficult and put you at risk of falling. Sometimes you can take medication to help the dizziness but they can make you sleepy. There is also a procedure called canalith repositioning which involves moving your head in certain positions by a doctor and can improve the symptoms. ...Read more
Are tart cherries really as good for you as the hype says? If so how many oz. Of tart cherry juice or mg. Capsules should be added to my diet?
Great snack: Cherries contain anthocyanins which help to prevent free radical damage to cells. Cherries can decrease levels of uric acid (gout).One study suggested that ingesting montgomery tart cherries helped osteoarthritis pain. One cup of cherries is only 87 calories and has 2.9 grams of fiber. Viva la cherry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If Tart Cherry Juice is good for Gout then would Hard Tart Cherry Cider be a choice to drink rather than take up drinking beer again. ?? Red Wine ??
Diagnostic evaluatio: If you are having an assortment of varied joint pain, you need to get to the source i would suggest a rheumatologist workup to find potential causes. The treatment will likely require nsaids and possible injections into the affected joints. Perhaps physical therapy would help too. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more