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Do glutamine and condroitin sulfate help aches and pains in artrosis?

Do glutamine and condroitin sulfate help aches and pains in artrosis?

Worth a try: There are studies that have drawn completely opposite conclusions as regards their effectiveness. It is worth a try. Take at least 1, 500 mg of glucosamine and 1, 200 mg of chondroitin for at least 3 months before deciding if it effective. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

Why?: There is not much known about most of herbal medicines because they have not been studied with the tight control regular medicines have, If you have swelling of joints and legs you need a real evaluation by a doctor and follow his advise. ...Read more

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I take propranolol and pentasa (mesalamine) and get inflamed joints and muscle pains.What pain killer can?

I take propranolol and pentasa (mesalamine) and get inflamed joints and muscle pains.What pain killer can?

Any opioid: Any opioid is fine. Nsaids are ok as well as long as you dont use those that are mixed with GI protective medications. ...Read more

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Does proteolytic enzyme therapy help with pain and inflammation in my knee joint?

Does proteolytic enzyme therapy help with pain and inflammation in my knee joint?

Sometimes: Proteolytic therapy can be very effective for some and not at all for others. Trying it is the only way to know. It is important to take proteolytic enzymes that target systemic inflammation on an empty stomach and several times a day to give them the best chance of working. The ones that are enteric coated are often better tolerated than those that are not. ...Read more

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How are naprosyn (naproxen) and flexeril beneficial for muscles in recovering?

How are naprosyn (naproxen) and flexeril beneficial for muscles in recovering?

NSAIDS,muscle relax: Naproxen is one of the non- steroidal anti- inflammatory medication, which works by by subsiding the inflammation and so helping the pain. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant and helps the tense muscles to relax and some antispasmodal effect. ...Read more

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Dry eye and sometime dry mouth,have neuropathy,clear mri,mild joint pain,Ana 1:40 fine speckled patt,ssa and ssb,Rf and anti dna are negative,sjogren?

Comments: When you describe your symptoms, I think of Sjogren's. Although you have had the correct studies, might consider some additional testing. A rheumatologist can guide you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some benefits and dangers of prednisone in treating pmr - polymyalgia rheumatica?

What are some benefits and dangers of prednisone in treating pmr - polymyalgia rheumatica?

See answer: Benefits include resolution of pain. Risks include increase in cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, fragile skin and blood vessels, weight gain, mood changes, psychosis etc. Typically the benefits greatly outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Are there any p450 enzymes that act upon things like acetaminophen and nsaids? I'm really into pharmacology and pharmicokinetics.. And take them.

Are there any p450 enzymes that act upon things like acetaminophen and nsaids? I'm really into pharmacology and pharmicokinetics.. And take them.

Yes: Cytochrome p450 metabolism accounts for about 5% of the breakdown of acetaminophen, and produces the toxic compound napqi that is responsible for its toxic effect on the liver. Nsaids are hydroxylated by 2c8 & 2c9 in the liver as one of several paths before conversion to the glucuronide & excretion in the urine. ...Read more

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Is taking supplements such as omga-3, fish oil, glucosamine and vitamin C sufficient enough to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis?

Is taking supplements such as omga-3, fish oil, glucosamine and vitamin C sufficient enough to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis?

Absolutely not!: The omega-3s (flax seed oil and fish oil) will help ra. Vitamin c over the mdr has no benefit. Results are mixed with glucosamine. Anti-oxidants such as green tea extraqct, grapeseed extract may also help, but if you truly have ra, you will sustainm progressive joint damage with time, if you are not taking remitting agents! see someone in rheumatology! ...Read more

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Are there side effects when taking 1200mg of chondroitin sulfate, 1500mg of glucosamine and 1000mg of fish oil? (prescribed to help lubricate knee)

Are there side effects when taking 1200mg of chondroitin sulfate, 1500mg of glucosamine and 1000mg of fish oil? (prescribed to help lubricate knee)

May raise blod sugar: There is some limited data to show elevated blood glucose levels in people with diabetes who take glucosamine and chondroitin suflate. However this does not seem to happen in people without diabetes. In general, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are very safe, but they should be stopped at least one week prior to any surgery as they may have a blood thinning effect. ...Read more

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What foods and oils should we take for stronger joints?

What foods and oils should we take for stronger joints?

Lose wieght and : Omega-3 fatty acids(fish oil) extra-virgin olive oil antioxidants—vitamin c, selenium, carotenes, bioflavonoids , selenium-rich diet. Some of the best foods for selenium:brazil nuts, tuna carotenes:fruits and vegetable bioflavonoids — quercetin and anthocyanidins: : some of the best foods for quercetin:onions (red, yellow, white), kale, leeks, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, blueberries, black curran. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia, triedGabap.Sav,Cymb.and Lyrica, (pregabalin)legs more unstable,made angry,shake bad and the others don't work.lower back has fever and in PAIN.next?

Wow: You have really tried them all! I am so sorry that none of them worked and you are still in pain. I would suggest several things. First, make an appointment to see a specialist...rheumatology or pain management. Then the FMS basics: if you smoke, quit; if you are overweight, do everything you can to try and lose; gentle exercise; keep a sleep diary to take to the specialist. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Do meats cause rheumatism and arthritis?

Do meats cause rheumatism and arthritis?

No!: No evidence, other than anecodotal, shows a direct link. I have been on a low-carb diet which is heavy in meat (red) since 1996. I am down from 238 to 194, my med school weight, and go to my website to see what i do. I'm 62. (www.Drnamey.Com). But most importantly, no. Mixing fat and carbs it lethal! ...Read more

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Taking glucosamine chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, collagen, resveratrol supplements for back. Will taking all these together create liver issues?

What is diagnosis?: That's always the most important place to start. Have you had an evaluation for cause of back pain with an allopathic doc, or a rheumatologist? Back pain in 28 year olds sometimes can be due to autoimmune arthritis, and the treatments available are far better than your current regimen. Glucosamine is a proven therapy, the rest are likely a waste of money. Consider getting a rheumatology opinion. ...Read more

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Can colustrum tablets help my RA and polymyositis?

Can colustrum tablets help my RA and polymyositis?

It coud help but: Colostrum is a form of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals (including humans) in late pregnancy. Most species will generate colostrum just prior to giving birth. Colostrum contains antibodies to protect the newborn against disease, as well as being lower in fat[3] and higher in protein than ordinary milk. ...Read more

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How effective is turmeric in helping fight inflammation from lupus ; how about alpha lipoic acid for lupus neuropathy?

How effective is turmeric in helping fight inflammation from lupus ; how about alpha lipoic acid for lupus neuropathy?

Not much: Neither agent has much value in lupus. There are several alternatives that are actually effective but these supplements are not. ...Read more