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Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?

Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?

No free lunch: There's no such thing as a free lunch in medicine. In other words, for any desired benefit from drug or surgery, there's always potential risk but it's not a guarantee of side effect either. OTOH, dietary supplements aren't required to warn you & thus tend to hype & mislead. Studies suggest benefit from turmeric, green tea, ginger, rosemary, cat's claw, devil's claw & willow bark (aspirin). Check ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is there any anti-inflammatory supplement without "blood-thinning" side effects?

Is there any anti-inflammatory supplement without "blood-thinning" side effects?

Yed: Celebrex does not have an effect on platelets. All the other anti-inflammatory medications that are called NSAIDs like Motrin Naprosyn etc. do Tylenol is not anti-inflammatory but is analgesic and does not have blood thinning ...Read more

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Which inflammatory diseases cause pericarditis?

Which inflammatory diseases cause pericarditis?

Varied: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma, can cause pericarditis. Kidney failure (uremic pericarditis), tumors, genetic diseases such as familial mediterranean fever, or rarely, medications that suppress the immune system can also be the cause. In a number of cases of pericarditis, the cause is unknown. This is referred to as idiopathic pericarditis. ...Read more

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What causes inflammatory bowel diseases?

What causes inflammatory bowel diseases?

Autoimmunity.: Genetic predisposition and interaction with pathogens from the environment conspire to cause ibd, which in essence is an autoimmune disorder. Maternal-fetal cell trafficking across the placenta fuels the theory that most if not all autimmune disorders have their origin in fetal (or maternal) stem cells persisting in various organs and stimulating inflammatory response. Stress does not help! ...Read more

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Is there any pill or supplement to help osgood shlatters deseise?

Is there any pill or supplement to help osgood shlatters deseise?

No: At 22 u could try otc nsaids if u r able. Ur growth lines should b closed so pain should b subsiding. If ur having pain from pressure or a direct blow 2 the prominence not much 2 do, pads? Also an x- ray may show an intra patella ossicle & if this = the problem it can b removed. I would try an injection of Marcaine an c if u get relief, if not removal may not help. ...Read more

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What are some inflammatory diseases of the nervous system?

What are some inflammatory diseases of the nervous system?

Several: A classic is Giant Cell Arteritis, now considered due to Herpes Zoster. Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder. Arteritis and vasculitis associated with lupus in form of lupus cerebritis. Most infections of brain and spinal cord such as encephalitis or meningitis associated with loads of inflammation. ...Read more

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Is there another names for chronic inflammatory neurologic disorder?

Is there another names for chronic inflammatory neurologic disorder?

Terminology?: There really isn't a specific disease entity we refer to in the U.S. As "chronic inflammatory neurological disorder." however, if you are asking for specific diseases which could be classified as examples of "chronic inflammatory neurological disorders?" those are easier to name such as, cerebral vasculitis, ms, sarcoidosis, lupus cerebritis, and others. ...Read more

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I have an autoimmune inflammatory condition, my brother has cmt. Is it unusual to see two uncommon diseases in full siblings or could they be related?

I have an autoimmune inflammatory condition, my brother has cmt. Is it unusual to see two uncommon diseases in full siblings or could they be related?

Unusual, yes.: Cmt, charcot-marie-tooth disease is an inherited disease causing peripheral neuropathy. The affected gene is on chromosome 17. The only identified immune genes on 17 code for cell surface proteins involved in intrinsic immunity. There might be a link if you have an autoinflammatory disorder. Consider discussing with a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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Are there supplements to treat the symptoms of Lyme disease?

Are there supplements to treat the symptoms of Lyme disease?

Yes, many good ones: Lyme has many symptoms & many supps can help. For pain/inflammation i advise curcumin & boswellia. Ashwagandha, rhodiola, eleutherococcus, reishi & cordyceps help fatigue, support adrenals & improve cognitive function.A good multivitamin and extra magnesium are generally helpful. Chlorella helps clear toxins.Besides treating symptoms, supps can improve immune function & kill lyme bacteria. See comment. ...Read more

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Should wilson's disease patients use weight-gaining supplements to help maintain their weight? 

Should wilson's disease patients use weight-gaining supplements to help maintain their weight? 

Not really: Patients should consume only in moderation foods that contain high concentrations of copper (shellfish, nuts, chocolate, mushrooms, and organ meats), particularly during the first year of therapy. Weight gaining suppliments sold in health food stores are poorly monitored and their contents are unpredictable. Suppliments such as ensure or boost may be ok so long as there copper content is low. ...Read more

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What is inflammatory bowel disease?

What is inflammatory bowel disease?

IBD defined: Earlier healthtap answers may help. Briefly ibd is a spectum of inflammatory diseases of GI tract. At one end of the spectrum is ulcerative colitis---a disease confined to the mucosal surface of colon. At the opposite end of the spectrum is crohn's disease--a transmural (full thickness) inflammation of any part of GI tract (from mouth to anus). Both are systemic & increase colon cancer risk. ...Read more

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How is inflammatory bowel disease cured?

How is inflammatory bowel disease cured?

Cure for IBD?: Ulcerative colitis involves inflammation of the colonic mucosal surface, so colectomy (removal of the colon) is curative for it. Crohn's disease however is a transmural (full-thickness) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Crohn's is not curable, but it is controllable with medications (see my previous healthtap answer regarding "step up" versus "top down" treatments. ...Read more

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How is inflammatory bowel disease treated?

How is inflammatory bowel disease treated?

Many options: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may work for mild ulcerative colitis (uc), but not crohn's disease. 2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects. 3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids. 4. Remicade, Humira are often effective for crohn's, sometimes for uc. 5. Surgery if needed. ...Read more

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What are inflammatory and fibrotic lung disorders?

What are inflammatory and fibrotic lung disorders?

No short answer here: That's a really complicated question. There are a whole host of disorders that cause fibrosis of the lung. The most common is called uip, which is a disease of unknown etiology, that is not related to smoking or other disorders, and results in scarring of the lungs i would recommend a pathology text book to see a list of all the possible lung disorders. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease?

What are the risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease?

IBS Risk : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/basics/risk-factors/con-20034908

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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Generally yes: Inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis) are generally considered to be chronic diseases and generally require lifelong treatment. The disease can become less active over time and ultimately some patients may be able to stop therapy. Some crohn's disease is very mild and patients will go for years before seeking treatment. ...Read more

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